Resources for Current Students
Princeton University and the School of Engineering and Applied Science offer a range of resources and services to help graduate students make the most of their time at Princeton.
The University’s Office of Graduate Student Life offers support to all Princeton graduate students. The office provides a range of services, from orientation programs for new students to assistance dealing with personal and financial difficulties. The office also issues travel grants for students who have been invited to present a scholarly research paper at a conference or meeting.
In addition, each of the six engineering school departments has a faculty director of graduate studies and a graduate program administrator who actively engage with students to support their educational and career development goals. These offices work closely with several graduate student organizations that also provide valuable support and build community among graduate students.
Writing and English-language instruction
Princeton offers several writing and English programs to help students improve their communications skills:
The Princeton Writing Program hosts a variety of seminars and workshops to help students improve their writing skills. These include the Short Courses on Writing in Science and Engineering, which are taught by scientists on the faculty of the Princeton Writing Program and focus on bolstering students’ technical writing skills.
The McGraw Center’s English Language Program helps graduate students who are non-native English speakers to improve their English ability.
Teaching seminars and workshops
SEAS partners with the McGraw Center to ensure student support is easily accessible on site. Some common growth areas that can be addressed include:
- Transitioning to and through Grad School
- Cultivating Constructive Academic Relationships and Interactions
- Scheduling, Time Management, and Procrastination
- Perfectionism and Failure
- Work-life Balance
- Efficient Reading & Prep for General Exams
We take the well-being of our students very seriously and have partnered with TigerWell in order to make student support accessible. Students can seek support on issues such as:
- Feelings of Anxiety and Depression
- Balancing work, school, and family
- Culture shock
- Challenges with macroaggressions and other forms of discrimination