Are you a graduate student in computing-related studies, interested in interacting with successful women in your field who can give you advice on topics such as how to find and develop your research topic, how to prepare for your career after graduate school, and how to balance work and life?
If so, please join us at the next CRA-WP Grad Cohort for Women!
At the Grad Cohort for Women, you will spend two days interacting with about 20 senior female computing-related researchers and professionals, who will share pertinent information on graduate school survival skills, as well as more personal information and insights about their experiences. The workshop will include a mix of formal presentations and informal discussions and social events. By attending Grad Cohort for Women you will be able to build mentoring relationships and develop peer networks that will form the basis for ongoing activities during your graduate career and beyond.
The CRA-WP Grad Cohort for Women, initiated in 2004, is generously funded by sponsors from industry, academia, the National Science Foundation, and the computing community. The workshop aims to increase the ranks of senior women in computing-related studies and research by building and mentoring nationwide communities of women through their graduate studies.
Check out our past Grad Cohort Workshops for Women:
This is an NSF funded program. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number (1840724). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
Women students in their first, second or third year of graduate school in computer science and engineering or a closely related field, who are attending an institution in the U.S. or its territories, or an institution in Canada. Students that have not previously attended a Grad Cohort Workshop will be given priority.
If there are extenuating circumstances for applying beyond the timeframe listed in the eligibility requirements, please make sure you address this in the application. Extenuating Circumstances beyond an applicant’s control include, but are not limited to:
- Documented medical condition or serious illness
- Documented learning disability
- Death of a family member or friend
- Involuntary call to active military duty
- Maternity/family leave
The application cycle for 2020 is currently closed.
We do our best to include as many universities as possible with the goal of the most widespread dissemination. The intent is that the students who attend should be able to share their experiences with their colleagues in their home institutions when they return. We also give priority to students who have not attended Grad Cohort for Women before.
Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed by CRA-WP through funds generously provided by our Grad Cohort sponsors.
|Session Title||Chicago, IL||San Francisco, CA||Washington, DC||San Diego, CA|
|Academia vs. Industry Research Positions||2019||2018||2017||–|
|Balancing Graduate School and Personal Life||2019||2018||2017||2016|
|Building Your Professional Persona||2019||2018||2017||2016|
|Entrepreneurial Opportunities & Skills||2019||2018||2017||–|
|Financing Your Graduate Education||–||–||2017||2016|
|Finding a Research Topic||2019||2018||2017||–|
|Finding an Advisor and Developing an Effective Working Relationship with them||2019||2018||2017||2016|
|M.S. Career Opportunities and Job Search||–||2018||2017||–|
|Master’s vs. Ph.D.||2019||2018||2017||2016|
|Perspectives From Grad Cohort Alums||2019||2018||–||–|
|Ph.D. Academic Career Paths and Job Search||2019||2018||2017||2016|
|Ph.D. Non-Academic Career Paths and Job Search||2019||2018||2017||2016|
|Preparing Your Thesis Proposal and Becoming a PhD Candidate||2019||2018||2017||2016|
|Presentation and Other Verbal Communication Skills||2019||2018||2017||2016|
|Publishing Your Research||2019||2018||2017||2016|
|Strategies for Human-Human Interaction||2019||2018||2017||2016|
We are currently accepting sponsorship for the 2020 CRA-WP Grad Cohort Workshops. We welcome sponsorship at any level and would be happy to provide recognition in all printed and web materials.
Access to the CRA-WP Graduating Class Directory
|Sponsorship Level||Directory Access|
Access to the 2019 Grad Cohort Database
|Sponsorship Level||Database Access|