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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 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.

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 operations 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 student 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: gradombuds@uh.edu

Careers & Career Fairs

Kscholastic Tutoring Company is seeking tutors for a variety of subjects for K-12 students.

  • Flexible scheduling
  • 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, 2023)

Starting Pay: $30/hour

Learn More: Visit www.kscholastic.com

To Apply: Send your resume and a statement of interest to karla@kscholastic.com.

Are you looking for a meaningful part-time job this school year? NSM students are invited to apply for a paid position with iEducate!

iEducate employs college students to serve as tutors and mentors to 1st-5th grade students at nearby elementary schools. Your impact would go beyond academics to empower and inspire children to become their best selves in the classroom and beyond.

Benefits

  • $14/hr starting pay
  • Gain valuable leadership training and work experience
  • Connect with fellow students across Houston

Requirements

  • Must be a current college or high school student
  • Willing to commit at least 12 hours per week starting Fall 2022
  • All majors welcome; no experience required

Application Link
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Questions: Contact recruiting@ieducateusa.org.

Internships/Fellowships

The Department of Energy’s Innovation in Buildings (IBUILD) Graduate Research Fellowship is designed to support research at your home college or university. The goal of the IBUILD Fellowship Program is to strengthen the pool of well-trained, diverse graduate student scholars who are equipped for research-intensive careers in fields supporting the larger mission of building energy efficiency. IBUILD Fellows may be required to take occasional trips to the DOE’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) or a national laboratory, when applicable, to meet program representatives.

Fellowship will be awarded in 12-month increments based on an annual review of research progress and sustained alignment with designated BTO research areas.

Eligibility

  • U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
  • Enrolled or intend to enroll as a full-time doctoral or master's graduate student by Sept 1, 2023
  • Cumulative graduate GPA of 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale

Benefits

  • Receive a stipend of $35,000
  • Allowance to offset the costs of health insurance up to $16,000
  • Research travel and materials up to $12,000
  • Limited tuition allowance up to $25,000

Application Deadline: Fri, Dec 2, at 4 pm Central

More Information and Application

Questions? Email IBUILD@orise.orau.gov. Please list the reference code [DOE-EERE-RPP-IBUILD-2022] for this opportunity in the subject line of your email.

Want to tackle climate change? Gain hands-on research experience under the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program. The program is accepting applications for Summer 2023 and is open to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in STEM fields.

Under the mentorship of DOE scientists and engineers, students will complete a cutting-edge research project at one of DOE’s national laboratories or at DOE headquarters. Participants will receive a stipend, along with travel and housing assistance, and will contribute to the DOE’s mission of minimizing the environmental impacts of fossil fuels while working toward net-zero emissions.

Application Deadline: Jan 23, 2023

More Information and How to Apply