Graduate and Postdoctoral Success

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The Graduate School is committed to advancing academic excellence in graduate and postdoctoral education and training. We have several departments that can assist you with questions regarding professional development activities, administrative processes, and graduate student success initiatives. 


Office Hours: 8 A.M. to 5 P.M., Monday through Friday 
Campus Location: GSR 2.116


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Graduate and Postdoctoral Success


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Graduate and Postdoctoral Success (GPS) assists master’s students, doctoral students and postdoctoral associates successfully navigate their careers. We seek to enhance training opportunities for early career scholars and researchers that prepare them for a variety of career options in a dynamic workforce. Through innovative and quality educational offerings, our objective is to increase the confidence and motivation of trainees to identify and pursue their career goals, and to reduce training time to more efficiently direct their efforts. GPS programming is structured to allow for a high degree of flexibility, ensuring that trainees can meet their own self-defined learning needs within career exploration, professional development and academic scholarship.

Browse the GPS Calendar to learn more and register for events and programs. 

For questions regarding Graduate and Postdoctoral Success (GPS) programming, please contact


3MT® Research Competition 

3MT® is a competition that provides graduate students the opportunity to showcase their scholarly work or research in three minutes or less. Additionally, 3MT® provides a great opportunity for presenters to develop communication skills, showcase their work with the San Antonio community and initiate new collaborations and networks. More importantly, there are cash prizes! 

Career Pathways 

The Graduate School and Office of Postdoctoral Affairs are pleased to welcome local, regional and national guest speakers; navigating our graduate students and postdoctoral fellows through the ever-changing landscape of career pursuits, career development and career impacts. Join us for candid conversations and unique insights through a career-focused lens.

Dissertation Writing Camp 

The Dissertation Writing Camp provides intensive, focused writing time in a quiet and supportive environment to help you make significant progress through the difficult stages of writing your doctoral dissertation. This program is for doctoral students who are starting or have started the writing portion of their dissertation manuscript.  It is strongly recommended that your dissertation proposal has been approved by your committee before taking part in this camp. Camps are held during the Spring and Summer semesters.

GPS Micro-credentialing

Graduate and postdoctoral training at UTSA is predicated on the development of a set of interconnected skills and competencies that lead to academic and career success. To this end, the UTSA Graduate School provides competency-based professional development opportunities. To assist graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in tracking their skills acquisition, The Graduate School offers credentials or "badges" for achieving competencies delivered through various experiences.

Graduate School Fellowship Incentive Program 

To encourage a culture where UTSA graduate students and their mentors prepare and submit competitive applications for national programs, as well as to underscore the value of these fellowships, we are pleased to offer the Graduate School Fellowship Incentive Program.

Transdisciplinary Team Grand Challenge 

Our challenge to UTSA graduate student researchers is to work together across disciplines to propose conceptual projects to address any aspect of the topic selected each fall, including broad and narrow topics. 

Write Now! Thesis and Dissertation Writing Support Program 

This 6-week program offers students a safe space to discuss goal setting, time management, and writing strategies as they set to write their manuscript. Additionally, participants have the opportunity, each week, to listen to subject matter experts from across campus to include UTSA Libraries, the Writing Center, Research Integrity, Counseling Services, and select faculty. These experts will offer suggestions and insights on how to successfully complete your body of work.