University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
College of ACES
ACES Animal Sciences
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Graduate Student Resources

Graduate Student Orientation Materials


2020 Animal Sciences Graduate Student Orientation

  1. Department of Animal Sciences Welcome:

a.  Presented by Dr. Rodney Johnson, Department Head and Professor

  1. Graduate College Welcome:

a.  Presented by Dr. Emily Wuchner, Associate Director for Student Experience

  1. Animal Sciences Orientation:

a.  Presented by Dr. Sandra Rodriguez-Zas, Director of Graduate Studies and Professor  Powerpoint Presentation

  1. Ethics and Compliance:

a.  Presented by Dr. Jan Novakofski, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research

  1. Technology Services:

a.  Presented by Kevin Dejewski, Technology Specialist

  1. Graduate Student Association:

a.  Presented by Maci Oelschlager, Graduate Student Association President


Please complete one of the following anonymous annual surveys by September 1, 2020:

  1. Entry Survey (For new students and students in the program less than one year)   


  1. Midpoint Survey (For continuing students that are at least a year into their program)


  1. End Survey (For students within 6 months of expected graduation)


Annual Graduate Student Evaluation

Graduate News Submission

Scheduling Your Final Exam

Preparing for Your Thesis Deposit

Graduate Student Exit Information

Career Development Resources

Information on career options, development of a career plan, understanding the job search process, creating application materials, and preparation for job interviews and negotiation can be found on the Graduate College Career Development page

Career Services

Students are encouraged to visit Handshake to identify employment opportunities.

Handshake is the platform for searching the online job board with job and internship postings for all students.  It is also how students schedule career advising appointments with the Graduate College. 

Research Integrity

University of Illinois students, faculty, and staff are expected to adhere to the highest ethical standards. Graduate students are encouraged to inform themselves on research ethics and responsible conduct of research. Resources include campus courses, seminars, training resources, and online modules. The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research offers a website on research integrity including information on training resources and the CITI online module. This information can be found on the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Research website.

Diversity and Inclusivity Resources

International Student Resources

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos, Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

Women in Science: please email

Women Empowered in STEM (weSTEM)