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Professional Development

Graduate education extends beyond the classroom. You are now a part of an exceptional academic community and we encourage you to take advantage of any of career-enhancing opportunities available within the University.

Professional development is the continued process of learning and growth throughout a career. Planning early and engaging in your discipline and in your personal and professional development are key strategies to ensure your success in graduate school and in the future job search.

Meet with your advisor to discuss your career aspirations, your strengths, and your weaknesses, and how to address them. In addition to professional development opportunities within your program of study, the following resources are available:

Professional Development Workshops 2016-2017

The 2016-2017 professional development series is focused on developing as a healthy person and a successful professional.

Fall 2016 Workshop and Events Schedule

QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention Training:

Atwood Center Primrose Room

Friday, November 4th [12:00PM - 1:00PM]

Career Services:

Feedback Friday at Career Services October 28th [9:00AM - 3:30PM]

Mock Interviews at Career Services October 20th & 21st [9:00AM - 3:30PM]

Networking with employers and dining etiquette luncheon at Atwood Cascade November 3rd [10:00AM - 2:00PM]


Professional Development (Recorded Sessions):


ETD/Thesis Formatting [24 Minutes approximately ]

LinkedIn & Networking [51 Minutes approximately]

Writing Style Pitfalls [25 Minutes approximately]


Professional Development Workshops Archives

View workshops offered and recorded in previous years

Career and Leadership Development Resources

Research Support:

Professional Development Websites

Professional Associations

Check with individual program sites for student organizations and professional organizations. For a complete listing of links to individual programs, see Graduate Admissions.