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Graduate Academic Success, a part of the Academic Success and Case Management teams, is here to support Dominican University graduate students.

The Academic Success Graduate Coordinator connects you with offices and services across campus to ensure academic success and enhance your student life experience. In collaboration with academic advisors and faculty, the Academic Success Graduate Coordinator can facilitate a plan for success based on your needs through academic coaching. If you are seeking more individualized support with adjusting to the expectations of your graduate program, you can receive cross departmental and college support.

We understand that balancing academic demands with work and personal responsibilities as you transition into graduate school can be challenging. Here at Dominican, we will assist you in the process of developing academic and professional skills and offer holistic support for your well-being from the time you are admitted until you have earned your degree. Explore the resources below to learn more about strategies and tools for graduate student success, student support services, and ways to request assistance.

Check out all these resources you have access to at DU.
Experts and Executives in Residence

The Experts and Executives in Residence (Career Mentors) are industry leaders who provide career mentorship and support to students. These industry leaders are available virtually, as well as in person, to help support graduate students with:

  • Assistance with resume building, LinkedIn, cover letter, and applicable job search materials
  • Salary negotiation
  • Job and internship search, interview skills, and strategies
  • Planning a career path beyond the initial position accepted directly after graduation
  • Strategies for maintaining momentum once a career path has been chosen
  • Navigating challenging professional or personal issues at work

You can schedule an appointment with an Expert in Residence through Handshake. Once you are in the system, click on the Career Center tab, then Appointments. You may then choose the appropriate industry and your field of study.


Handshake is a tool that serves as resource for you to be able to schedule career development appointments, find a job or an internship, locate career development and recruiting events, and is similar to LinkedIn in that employers can recruit you.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Jamie Shaw, Executive Director of Career Programs & Employer Relations at

The Center for Cultural Liberation (CCL) exists to retain, support and celebrate students from historically marginalized backgrounds. By fostering an inclusive campus climate that educates and challenges, the CCL upholds the longstanding social justice values of Dominican University. Located in Mazzuchelli North 265, the CCL is open to all DU students, so come stop by and visit the space! Follow them on Instagram @ccl_du to keep up with events and activities.

Students are encouraged to work with the Accommodations and Disability Access Coordinator to identify reasonable accommodations. To learn more about Accommodations and Disability Access or to request access or disability accommodations, please contact

The Financial Wellness program at Dominican University offers bilingual financial workshops and guidance, resources and tools, internships, and volunteering opportunities in our community. The workshops, designed by Ramiro J. Atristaín-Carrión with support from our Title V grants, cover basic financial knowledge, individual financial behavior, strategies, and resources in the areas of money management, student loans, credit, savings, investing and more. Visit Financial Wellness @DU to explore all available resources or to schedule an appointment.

Grants, scholarships, fellowships and graduate assistantships can reduce the need for loans. Explore the funding opportunities offered at Dominican University.

The Rebecca Crown Library supports graduate student research with access to print and electronic books, subscriptions to numerous databases, print and electronic journals, and expert advice from a team of knowledgeable librarians and staff. Graduate students also have access to individual and group study rooms.

Stars Connect, your one-stop shop for key student services, brings together all your financial aid, student account and registration/records needs in one centralized location.

Dominican has partnered with the CDW Corporation to offer new laptops to DU students through the Stars Align Tech Tech Access Program. Any questions about the program can be directed to Student Success and Engagement by email at

Graduate students can seek tutoring support whether you are seeking to brainstorm and develop ideas, clarify a thesis or plan a tentative outline, or working on a final draft. You can book an appointment via

University Ministry aspires to embody faith, culture, and justice in every aspect of daily living with the students, faculty, and staff of Dominican University.

The Wellness Center offers a full range of health care services for all Dominican students, from immunizations and counseling sessions to treatment for flu or strep throat, they’ve got you covered. You can book appointments here.