Graduate Student Focus


Graduate Student Council


UCEA invites applications for new Graduate Student Representatives to serve for two years as members of the UCEA Graduate Student Council (GSC).  The GSC is a student-led body whose purpose is to increase the presence and the voice of graduate students in UCEA.  To do so, the eight members of the GSC work to generate opportunities for graduate student development within UCEA, develop student-led seminars, forums and workshops at the UCEA Convention, and maintain and contribute to the UCEA graduate student webpage and graduate student columns in the UCEA Review.  

Being a member of the GSC offers a unique opportunity to work closely with members of the UCEA leadership team to shape opportunities for graduate student involvement and development within UCEA. Other benefits of the position include working with a dynamic group of graduate students, connecting with a talented group of scholars from around the world, and honing leadership skills. 

To be considered, applicants must be:

  • a graduate student at a UCEA member institution for the two-year period beyond appointment to the GSC;
  • able to demonstrate leadership skills;
  • thoughtful, creative and critical thinkers; and
  • willing to dedicate time to the GSC.

GSC representatives are expected to attend and assist at the Graduate Student Summit and the Convention each fall.  Representatives receive a travel stipend to support their travel to the Convention and are provided complimentary convention registration.

Graduate students who are interested in applying for the position should submit the following materials by Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 11:59pm PT.

  1. A one-page statement of interest that explains why the applicant is interested in serving, describes relevant prior experience, and details specifically what the applicant can contribute to the GSC
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. Letter of support from your institution’s PSR (see below)

In addition, applicants will need to request a letter from an institutional representative, such as a department chair or plenary session representative (PSR), which recommends the applicant and ensures financial support for travel to the convention.  All documents should be submitted electronically to under the subject “GSC APP”.

The current GSC members will review applications and make a recommendation to the UCEA Executive Director, who will collaboratively select the new GSC representatives. The appointment will be made April 2018, and all applicants will be notified via e-mail. If you have any questions please contact us at  Thank you for your consideration of this call.

Click here to view and learn more about the current members of the Graduate Student Council.