Community Resources

BU URBAN is committed to helping trainees succeed in graduate school and beyond. Below you can find resources related to health, wellbeing, community, and professional development.

Health, Wellbeing, and Community

For a comprehensive list of health and wellness resources from Graduate Affairs, visit here.

Professional Development

  • BU Professional Development and Postdoctoral Affairs supports BU doctoral students in their professional development journey. Whether you’re exploring career options or looking to build transferable skills, resources and programming exist to support you.
    • Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs is hosting a Career Development Learning Community for PhDs of all stages: This four-week learning group will help students work through the essential steps in developing their awareness about professional resources available to them and the steps they should take to find the best career for them. Bi-weekly sessions will be a combination of interactive workshops and reflective conversations that help students grow their professional development through the pathways. The objective of this community is to provide accountability, community building, and an opportunity to earn digital badges for students’ career deskills. The Career Development Learning Community will meet every other week starting Monday, February 26. Attendance at all sessions is required. To learn more, please visit our website.
  • Broadening Experience in Scientific Training is a network of 17 academic organizations in the country selected by the National Institutes of Health that enhance career development for biomedical trainees. BU belongs to this network and offers several resources for Ph.D. students to explore careers both inside and outside standard academic research.
  • BU Career Center offers many career resources and professional development opportunities for STEM graduate students.
  • Center for Teaching and Learning supports teaching that is inclusive, centered on student learning, and guided by research. 
  • ARROWS – Advance, Recruit, Retain, and Organize Women in STEM keeps a current listing of funding sources and career resources for graduate students.
  • Graduate Women in Science and Engineering offers workshops, seminars, social events, mentoring, outreach opportunities and fosters interaction across disciplines at BU and connects graduate students to postdocs, faculty, and broader networks in Boston and beyond.

For a comprehensive list of professional development opportunities at BU, visit here.

    Writing & Research

    Statistical Consulting, Data Analysis, Coding



    • Project Summaries in EH, Fall 2023. With questions about a particular project, please reach out to the PI. With general questions about this document, please reach out to the EH APA, Christine Copacino (

    Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion and Broadening Participation

    Planning & Organization

    Additional Resources for Graduate Students:

    • University-wide policies that entitle PhD students to vacation time and sick leave.
    • PhD Progression is an online program designed to help BU PhD candidates from all fields explore, build, and apply skills outlined in our core capacities framework. Students can earn shareable badges, as they hone skills that will aid them as they prepare for a full range of careers.
    • BU’s graduate student life webpage offers students a variety of resources to help them thrive on campus and in Boston, including information on professional development, wellness, and student organizations