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The resources listed here include offices, articles, websites, slides, and other sources of information useful to graduate students. Use the search to find what you're looking for.

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How to Lead a Discussion

Leading thoughtful and engaging class discussions is often a primary responsibility for TAs, and can be as challenging as it is important. This brief guide from the Teaching Commons can get you started with an overview of effective ways to prepare for, and approach, the facilitation of classroom discussions. Includes additional links. 

Last modified 09/24/2015

Writing Resources for Students

Compiled by the Hume Center, this website provides a list of resources to support your writing needs. Here, you can find various writing support tools, documentation and citation resources, grammar guides, and other useful websites.

Last modified 09/07/2016

The Tech Desk at Lathrop Library

The Tech Desk at Meyer Library allows you to check out equipment like laptops, video cameras, and projectors for free with your SUID. Also offers poster printing services and houses Meyer's lost and found. Open to all students.

Last modified 08/18/2014

Funding Resources

It can be overwhelming to navigate the many and varied funding opportunities, both from the federal government and from the private or non-profit sector. This resource allows you to search thousands of funding opportunities from one search engine. Find your next grant here!

Last modified 10/30/2016

The Resilience Project

The Resilience Project offers information, resources, and personal stories about how resilience, developed through experiences of disappointment, failure, and rejection, can lead to growth. Some of the linked resources are undergraduate-oriented, but most of the information is equally applicable to graduate students. 

Last modified 08/25/2014

Powerpointers: Using PowerPoint to Your Advantage

Want to make better use of Powerpoint? This one-page PDF from the Oral Communication Program offers seven quick tips on how to use Powerpoint to get your point across most effectively. Each tip offers questions and advice on how to make the best use of Powerpoint for a broad range of oral presentation scenarios.

Last modified 08/04/2014

LinkedIn Tips for Job Seekers

LinkedIn can be a powerful tool to network, learn about career paths, and showcase your expertise and skill to potential future employers. However, finding success with your job search through LinkedIn requires careful creation of a profile that will capture the attention of recruiters. Read this short article to learn strategies to maximize your profile and ensure that it stands out from the crowd. 

Accessed through Handshake, BEAM's career portal.

Last modified 02/25/2017

Stanford Domains

Stanford Domains offers faculty and students their own web space and set of open source tools to develop course hubs and create digital identities. Whether it's for a course you are teaching or to showcase other aspects of your work at Stanford, Stanford Domains can provide you with web space with a customized domain name and the tools necessary to build an outstanding website. Visit their website today to fill out an interest form and launch your own Stanford domain. 

Last modified 02/25/2017

Office of the Ombuds

The Ombuds will hear and discuss your concerns, identifying and evaluating options to resolve problems. All members of the university community (faculty, students, post-docs, staff, etc.) have access to the office's services. We can also help you to open avenues of communication and gather more information about your situation. The Ombuds is an informal resource that does not make, change or set aside policies or decisions, but reasons with, persuades and encourages people to act decently and fairly.

Call (650) 723-3682 to contact David Rasch, University Ombuds, or send email to

Last modified 09/10/2014

Mentoring Resources

As a graduate student, you may find yourself in the role of mentor in several situations. The VPTL provides this list of resources to help you develop and hone your skills as an effective and meaningful mentor.

Last modified 08/28/2016