Looking for additional help as you prepare your materials for a job or fellowship application? The Graduate College can help with one-on-one consulting. University of Iowa graduate students and postdoctoral scholars can sign up for up to three appointments per academic semester. (Undergraduates should contact the equivalent offices of the Pomerantz Career Center for careers and Kelly Thornburg (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Office of Scholar Development).
Types of Appointments:
- Career Consultations (Jen, Elizabeth, Morgan, Brady): Advisors will review your job application materials, including résumés, CVs and cover letters. You will need to provide your materials prior to your appointment. We also can hold career advising meetings (job search preparation, interview advice/practice, etc.).
- Fellowship Consultations (Morgan, Elizabeth, Brady): Get detailed and comprehensive advice on your proposal drafts before you send them to the funder. Please send proposals 5 days in advance of your revision deadline for an appointment.
- NOTE: We cannot provide feedback on applications for fellowships/awards offered by the Graduate College, GPSG, GSS, or other internal funding; please contact the Writing Center for feedback on these awards.
If none of the default meeting times will work well for you, please contact us at email@example.com to discuss additional scheduling options with the Grad Success team.
Morgan Wolff, MPH
Morgan Wolff is a Graduate Success Fellowship and Grant Writing Graduate Assistant and can offer support for students in the Graduate College. Morgan has a BS in Human Physiology and an MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Iowa. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Epidemiology. Her research and coursework focus on building a strong research framework based in theory, analyzing data, and investigating behavior such as diet and physical activity among those with chronic diseases. Building on her background in STEM, Morgan can provide guidance and feedback for fellowship and career applications. In her free time, Morgan enjoys backpacking, coffee, reading, and playing just about any sport.
Morgan can assist you with:
- National fellowship, especially those in the STEM and biomedical disciplines
- Finding and applying for funding opportunities to support your research.
- Preparing career materials for academic and non-academic jobs
Meet with Morgan
Morgan offers funding and fellowship consultations for students in the STEM and biomedical disciplines.
Meet with Brady
Brady offers funding and career consultations for students in humanities, social sciences, and arts disciplines.
Brady Krien, PhD, MLIS
Brady Krien is a Graduate Careers and Fellowships Advisor in the Graduate College. Brady has a PhD in English and a master's in library and information science and has taught in the Rhetoric Department and the Writing Center and served as a mentor for CIRTL’s Teaching-as-Research Fellowship. His research focuses on utilizing digital tools to examine networks of environmental writing in nineteenth and twentieth-century periodicals. Building on his background in the humanities and social sciences, Brady provides concrete guidance and feedback for fellowship and career applications. In his free time, he bikes, hikes, reads, and writes.
Brady can assist you with:
- National fellowships, especially those in the humanities and social sciences
- Academic and non-academic career materials
- Exploring career options inside and outside the academy
- Developing a professional network and career strategies
Jennifer Teitle, PhD
Jennifer Teitle, PhD, is the Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Professional Development. With ten years of experience supporting Iowa PhDs and graduate faculty, Jennifer supervises the Graduate College’s student services and helps campus integrate professional development into existing graduate curriculum. Jennifer holds a doctorate in Language, Literacy, and Culture from The University of Iowa. Her interests include co-curricular education, PhD career pathways, and academic culture.
Jen can help you with:
- Career strategy for the humanities, social sciences, and arts
- Building and maintaining professional networks
- Creating an Individual Development Plan (IDP)
Meet with Jen
Jen offers consultations on career planning and strategy and building professional networks.
Meet with Elizabeth
Elizabeth offers funding and career consultations for students in STEM and social sciences fields.
Elizabeth Savelkoul, PhD
Elizabeth Savelkoul, PhD is a Graduate Fellowships Specialist at the University of Iowa Graduate College. Her doctorate focused on evolutionary biology, comparing meiosis genes across the genome sequences of numerous fungi. She now uses a synthesis of her science background and interdisciplinary interests to provide writing feedback, presentations, and resources for both STEM and non-STEM graduate students and postdocs about fellowships and careers. Outside of work, Elizabeth also plays piano for various community theatre productions in the Coralville and Iowa City area.
Elizabeth can assist you with:
- National fellowships, particularly in STEM fields and social sciences
- Transferring STEM skills across sectors
- Academic and non-academic career materials
- Campus and community resources for graduate students