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College Graduate Students

Graduate students face unique stresses, particularly those who are members of one or more marginalized groups (e.g., sexual minority graduate students; graduate students of color). For example, in addition to navigating the typical challenges of academic work and low wages, minority graduate students face challenges in terms of accessing mentors and support networks that share, or are at least sensitive to, their identities. Trans graduate students, in particular, face challenges with regard to mentorship and social support, given the paucity of out trans faculty members and mentors on most university campuses. They also face other challenges related to applying to graduate school, choosing a graduate program, determining appropriate career paths, and searching and applying for jobs.

In applying to graduate school, trans prospective graduate students consider ...

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