Resources for Graduate Students

CRA-W sponsors a number of activities focused on helping graduate students succeed in CSE research careers. These include educational and community building events, and mentoring. In most cases, travel funding is available for graduate students wishing to participate in these projects.

These workshops provide career mentoring advice and discipline-specific overviews of a particular field. Workshops help young researchers in industry and government labs develop interest and knowledge about the discipline. Some speakers are drawn from research labs.

The Distinguished Lecture Series sends researchers working in labs to campuses to encourage women and minorities to attend graduate school and consider careers in research.

PhdjobhuntHers is a moderated mailing list for women who are seeking or starting Ph.D. level jobs in computer science, computer engineering, or information technology in academia, industry, or government laboratories.

The labs track of the CMW workshop (CMW-L) provides mentoring and information for junior professionals in government and industry research labs, as well as PhD students interested in pursuing careers in those labs.

The Grad Cohort Workshop brings together women graduate students in their first three years of graduate school for a series of presentations and panels with successful senior women researchers from academic, industrial, and government laboratories about how to succeed in graduate school and in a research career.