Share your GRADstory

Every grad student has a story, and we want to hear yours! Tell us about your research and interests, what life is like as a grad student, and why you chose to pursue your education at the University of Waterloo.

Why share?

  • Expand the reach of your research, by providing a summary of what you are studying and why
  • Inspire others who may be thinking about grad school, or who are interested in your area of study
  • Share your best advice on what it means to be a grad student at the University of Waterloo
  • Every student who submits a GRADstory will receive a $10 gift card to the WStore

How to submit

  1. Submit your profile information by following the instructions on the Your GRADstory submission form
  2. The form should take 15-20 minutes to complete.
  3. If you need to step away, you can save a draft and finish the form later.
  4. Be prepared to have a high-quality photo of yourself ready to upload. Check out our tips for taking professional-looking pictures or videos of yourself.
  5. Submissions will be reviewed by the GSPA communications team within 3-5 business days. We will make changes to grammar, spelling, and writing style in adherence to the University of Waterloo style guide, as required.
  6. We will advise you once your GRADstory is published.

How the profiles will be used

Our GRADstories will be showcased in the profile section of the Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) website. Other examples of places where they might be shared include:

  • future student program pages on the GSPA/department/faculty websites
  • in the Graduate student e-news
  • on social media channels - GSPA, GSA-UW, department, faculties or central UWaterloo
  • Graduate Student Association - UWaterloo website (GSA-UW)
  • other channels

Once your GRADstory has been published you may be contacted by UWaterloo marketing and recruitment staff for an advanced profile opportunity, which will include an interview and professional photoshoot. Participation in the advanced profile opportunity is optional.

Looking for inspiration?

Check out some of our most recent student profiles.


If you have any questions regarding your GRADstory, please contact Tasha Glover (GSPA Manager of Communications).