C.H.A.R.T. Guide

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Life in graduate school is about engaging with your community, from the academic community within your program, department, and school to social communities on- and off-campus.

Health & Wellness

Your physical and emotional health and well-being are critical for you to thrive in your academic environment and professional work. Know that we believe in you taking care of you in order to engage productively with your faculty and peers.

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Academics, Research, & Professional Development

Are you working on your writing? Still figuring out time management? Seeking funding for the year or summer? Already thinking about how to apply your degree? Wherever you are in terms of improving yourself, developing strategies, and seeking out opportunities, know that a wealth of resources exist within Carolina to assist you with your academic, personal, and professional development. We are here to help you develop who you are into who you want to be.

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Resilience & Resources

Life happens. This means that there will be bumps in the road, not everything will be smooth sailing, and some situations will feel like trial by fire. The key thing to remember is that you're not in this alone.

Trying to handle difficult situations on your own isn't worth it when there are many people around you who can provide support. If you're experiencing challenges, connect with your family, your peers, your Student Services Manager, your advisor/faculty, your Director of Graduate Studies, Counseling and Psychological Services, and any number of individuals and offices at Carolina who can provide guidance.

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The Graduate School

We may handle a lot of your paperwork, but we're more than an administrative body. We provide a wide range of resources for students across the University, from helping you navigate parental leave and thesis/dissertation formatting to providing you with student communities outside your academic program to guiding you through funding opportunities and career options. We can help you find what you need on- and off-campus.

Make sure to thoroughly review The Graduate School Handbook, which is the guiding document for your time at Carolina. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to reach out to your student services manager and/or the staff at The Graduate School.

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