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Graduate Student Opportunities

Events and opportunities appearing in the NSM Graduate Update will be listed on this page. New listings are added regularly.

Ombudsperson Information

The UH Graduate School has added the position of an Ombudsperson for Graduate and Professional Students. The Ombudsperson provides a safe setting for graduate and professional students to confidentially raise and discuss their concerns about workplace and academic issues, address interpersonal difficulties, and receive assistance in identifying options for resolving the conflicts and concerns.

What an Ombudsperson Does

  • Provides a confidential forum for raising issues and expressing concerns.
  • Listens without judgement and offers impartial feedback.
  • Assists the graduate/professional student in exploring options to address concerns.
  • Identifies and refers the graduate/professional student to resources for addressing problems and concerns.
  • Clarifies policies and procedures that apply to the graduate/professional student’s problem or issue.
  • Provides coaching on effective communication for difficult conversations.
  • Analyzes and reports trends in complaints and concerns, and provides recommendations for institutional improvements.
  • Promotes highest standards of university governance and a supportive, ethical and healthy organizational culture.

Meet the UH Ombudsperson - Funda Suhin, Ph.D.
Dr. Suhin is an associate professor of supply chain management at UH. Her teaching and research interests are in operationas and supply chain management. She is passionate about the UH community and student well-being. Over her career, she has worked with graduate students in a wide variety of roles, including teaching graduate courses, directing graduate stduent research, and coordinating a doctoral program in Bauer College of Business. She has served on numerous committees related to graduate student education and policies, and as a graduate student mentor.

Learn More about the Office of Ombuds Services

Contact the Ombudsperson:

Careers & Career Fairs

Kscholastic Tutoring Company is looking for tutors of all academic subjects.

  • Flexible scheduling
  • Variety of subjects for K-12 students
  • Houston-area in-person tutoring (must have a personal vehicle)
  • Must be available 3 evenings a week
  • Must be available until the end of the school year (May 31, 2022)

Starting Pay: $28/hour (Starting pay for graduate students is $30/hour)

Learn More: Visit

To Apply: Send your resume and a statement of interest to

Are you a woman that has a strong curiosity about learning and using technology? Do you want to help tackle one of society’s most pressing problems: how can we provide energy to the world while being at the forefront of the sustainable energy transition?

If yes, the Women in Digital event may be an opportunity for you to learn about Innovation & Engineering at bp. This is a one-day, in-person event for women studying technology; come to the bp campus in Houston to learn about Digital and Technology at bp and future career opportunities.


  • Currently studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Cyber Security Information Technology, Data Science, or Management Information Systems.
  • Minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA
  • Eligible to work in the U.S. without work authorization now AND in the future
  • Graduation date between December 2022 and May 2024
  • Able to travel to the bp Houston Westlake office for the one day and cover all costs associated with that (bp will not cover travel expenses). Parking, breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided by bp.

Application/Event Registration Process
Complete the online application/registration, and if successful, within one month you will be invited to complete a Hirevue virtual interview. Applications will be evaluated based on academic record, virtual interview responses, work experience, proven leadership, community/extracurricular involvement and interest/knowledge of the energy industry.

Event Date/Time: Fri, August 26, 8 am - 4:30 pm Central


The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship is a prestigious award that supports research-oriented students in a range of STEM and social science fields during their first three years of graduate school. The award provides $46,000/year ($34,000 stipend + $12,000 Cost of Education Allowance), international research and internship opportunities, and more to support future knowledge experts with the potential to contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations in science and engineering.


  • Fields of Study: Chemistry, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Engineering, Geosciences, Life Sciences, Materials Research, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education and Learning Research
  • Applicants must be either rising seniors or first- or second-year graduate students
  • Plan on a Ph.D./research-oriented career
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

NSF welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


  • A three-year annual stipend of $34,000/year
  • A $12,000 education allowance for tuition and fees, tenable at any accredited U.S. institution
  • Opportunities for international research and professional development
  • The increased freedom that comes with having your own graduate funds

Upcoming Information Sessions and Workshops

All sessions are virtual. You can register via the links above. Please try to sign up as soon as possible.

Questions? Contact Dr. Ben Rayder,

Other Opportunities

Check out the calendar of upcoming CIRTL Network events. These events offer the opportunity to engage with experts across the CIRTL Network.

Multiweek free courses such as the An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching (June 20 - Aug 14) are available, as well as workshops such as CARE for Inclusion and Equity in Learning Environments (June 16) and Where to Begin? Developing an Action Plan for Aligned and Inclusive Lessons (July 20 and 27).

Although these are free events, registration is required; check the individual event webpages for registration deadlines.

This online, seven-session workshop, Transforming Your Research into Teaching (TYRIT), is offered for Ph.D., MFA, and DMA students. Over the course of this workshop series, you will design a course syllabus and course unit based on your disciplinary or research area.

This workshop series uses the “flipped course” format. Each week you will watch videos to learn about effective teaching and course design. Then, you will attend a 1-hour synchronous Zoom seminar to discuss what you have learned, practice techniques, and give and receive feedback on your classmates’ projects.

Including class time, expect to spend about 3 hours per week on this workshop. The workshop series is free, and you can earn the CIRTL Associate Level certificate by completing the workshop.

Workshop Timeframe: June 13 through July 29, 2022

Register Here After registering, you will be contacted with more details.