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Graduate Student Resources
Are you looking for information about resources available to graduate students on campus? We have compiled a list of useful information that will help you get the information you need.
The Office of Graduate and Professional Studies (OGPS) is a global leader in graduate education, committed to the pursuit of knowledge and the power of intellect. Through exceptional service and commitment to the highest standards, OGPS advocates for graduate education at Texas A&M and throughout the state of Texas. The Office of Graduate adn Professional Studies is committed to a diverse campus climate, enhancement of the graduate experience, and the development of all students as global citizens.For more information visit: http://ogs.tamu.edu/.
ISS serves as an information resource for all partners in the international education process, those both on campus and off. In addition to issuing documents for students to obtain non-immigrant visas to study at the University, the office works with other University departments concerning admissions and enrollment. International students are provided with counseling and information in the areas of immigration, employment, financial issues, medical insurance, adjustment to the U.S., and income taxes. For more information visit: http://iss.tamu.edu/.
The Ombudsperson for Graduate Education advocates for the processes of graduate education by being equally open and accessible to all parties including students, faculty, staff and administrators. If you have an issue or a concern that you and others cannot resolve, or that you would prefer not to address through formal channels, the ombudsperson can help you will any concern. For more information: http://ogs.tamu.edu/current-students/ombudsperson/.
The Career Center offers services that address the particular needs of graduate students such as advanced workshops on independent job search, job search for international graduate students, one-on-one career advising and special books and resources for graduate students. For more information http://careercenter.tamu.edu/
The mission of the University Writing Center is to support writing and public speaking for graduate and undergraduate students across the university, with particular emphasis on supporting W and C courses in the undergraduate curriculum. We provide specialized programs and services to achieve this end.
- We provide students with one-to-one consulting sessions and other resources such as online handouts and workshops on writing and speaking.
- We assist faculty in developing writing and oral communication intensive courses.
Our charge from Undergraduate Studies is to “foster excellence in undergraduate academics at Texas A&M University” and to “support academic departments and programs in producing knowledgeable lifelong learners capable of navigating a complex and interconnected world in a socially and ethically responsible manner.”
As a department involved in students’ oral and written communication, we acknowledge and celebrate language diversity and growth. We provide an environment in which students’ learning differences are respected and addressed, and where students are encouraged to explore their diverse voices. We embrace the university’s diversity initiatives and continually assess our progress to maintain accountability to and recognition of our unique Aggie community. For more information visit: http://writingcenter.tamu.edu/
The Association of Former Students(AFS) traces its origin to the Ex-Cadets Association formed in 1879 and later to the A&M Alumni Association and Alpha Phi Fraternity. In 1919, a coalition was formed and adopted the name "The Association of Former Students." Since 1879, much has changed in organization and details, but the fundamental objectives of The Association remain the same.
The founding charter of 1925 stated that The Association of Former Students is formed for "the support of benevolent, charitable and educational undertakings by extending financial and other aid to students of Texas A&M University; by promoting social, literary and scientific pursuits; by perpetuating and strengthening the ties of affection and esteem formed in university or college days; by promoting the interests and welfare of Texas A&M University and education generally in the State of Texas."
- Strengthen The Association of Former Students
- Promote the interests and welfare of Texas A&M University
- Perpetuate ties of affection and esteem formed in university or college days
- Serve the Student Body.
For more information visit http://aggienetwork.com.
The Aggie Budget has been developed to help students work out a semester or monthly budget that they can realistically follow. It will help in the planning and tracking of expenses each semester.
The Gardens apartments are designed with graduate students in mind.
Insurance Agent: Academic Health Plans (policy through Blue Cross Blue Shield)
Website: https://www.academichealthplans.com/tamu/2013-2014/ Phone: 1-855-247-2273
In order to experience the true meaning of “the Spirit of Aggieland” it is important to understand the traditions of the University. The Traditions Council is dedicated to promoting and preserving the traditions of Texas A&M University through education and awareness. For more information on Aggie traditions http://aggietraditions.tamu.edu/