Numerous external resources exist in the form of national organizations and services for graduate students.
- National Association of Graduate-Professional Students. The GSO’s membership in NAGPS gives SU graduate students access to benefits (including various kinds of insurance) and a wide range of electronic resources.
- Grad Resources. This non-profit organization provides assistance for graduate students on topics like work-life balance, time management, and professional preparation. Services include a crisis hotline and online peer mentoring.
- GradHacker. Inspired by the Chronicle of Higher Education’s ProfHacker blog, this collaborative blog by and for graduate students offers postings and advice on all aspects of the graduate student experience, including professional tasks, reviews of software and hardware, pedagogical challenges and solutions, wellness-related topics, family and personal issues, and productivity.
- The Professor Is In. Dr. Karen Kelsky, aka “The Professor,” offers a combination of free (peer-editing collective, blog posts) and fee-based (editing, interview preparation, webinars) services for graduate students and junior faculty.
- Association for Support of Graduate Students. ASGS provides current and archived publications related to thesis-writing, a directory of professional thesis consultants, graduate student survey information, and dissertation-related book reviews.