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Academic Life Coach Programming


Please check here for the latest news on how preventative measures for COVID-19 are affecting campus resources and programming:

**Due to recent guidance from the university, Academic Life Coach appointments can now be conducted in-person on campus (for fully vaccinated individuals) or via Zoom - you will have the option when making an appointment through the link below.  Programming will take place via Zoom - but in-person option may be available if a suitable space is found that enables both options simultaneously.  Information will be updated prior to sessions.**

  • Peak Performance (Grad Students and Postdocs) -   next offering in Fall 2021
  • Critical Conversations for Graduate Students series - see below for descriptions and registration links
  • Individual Coaching Appointments – Choose date and time to meet via Calendly (  (ZOOM link will be sent by Graduate Life Coach prior to meeting time)


 Critical Conversations Series for Graduate Students

These programs are most suitable for students in PhD programs but are open to all Graduate School students (PhD, MA, MS, MLAS, MFA).

You are not required to attend all workshops in the series, just choose those that are most important to you. 

Active discussion is encouraged.

Registration required for Zoom link - register through links below
[Due to new guidance from the university, we are investigating options for holding these sessions in-person as well as via Zoom and will update this page and the registration links when more information is available]

Summer 2021 Schedule

Peak Performance Workshop Series

Workshops facilitated by staff from the University Counseling Center and the Graduate Life Coach.
Lunch provided by the Russell G. Hamilton Graduate Leadership Development Institute.

This workshop series is designed to promote expert performance by exploring common issues impacting graduate and professional students and postdocs.  During each session, we will briefly cover theory and research on the topic and provide a space for attendees to discuss their related experiences and to gain support and consultation.

  • You are not required to attend all workshops in the series, just choose those that are most important to you.
  • RSVP is required to receive the Zoom link
  • Active discussion encouraged.
  • Workshops are offered every semester.

Next Offering of this series will be Fall 2021 term.  Some topics are being covered this summer during the Critical Conversations series, see above.  

  • Perfectionism and Imposter Syndrome  
  • Motivation, Mindset & Effective Goal Setting
  • Managing Conflict and Relationships in Academia 
  • Performing Under Pressure, Fighting Procrastination & Increasing Efficiency
  • Finding Work/Life Balance


 Other Support Programming Resources on Campus