Department life in History and Sociology of Science is collegial and supportive. Graduate students in the History and Sociology of Science program receive the same full funding packages, so there is no competition between students for funding. Graduate students have their own offices on the same corridors as faculty offices. Consequently, faculty and students see each other daily in the corridors, and also in the department lounge over coffee and meals. There are frequent social gatherings after most Monday seminars and similar events. Students receive active encouragement and support for giving conference papers, getting work published (most HSS grad students have published more than once by the time they complete their dissertation), writing grants, and navigating the job market. An extensive alumni network supports these endeavors.