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
Professional Development (Recorded Sessions):
LinkedIn & Networking [51 Minutes approximately]
Writing Style Pitfalls [25 Minutes approximately]
ETD/Thesis Formatting [24 Minutes approximately ]
ETD Formatting: Cover Page [4 Minutes approximately]
ETD Formatting: Table of Contents [5 Minutes approximately]
ETD Formatting: Line Spacing [2 Minutes approximately]
ETD Formatting: Page Numbers [4 Minutes approximately]
View workshops offered and recorded in previous years
Career and Leadership Development Resources
Professional Development Websites
- Women on Wednesday (St. Cloud State University)
- How To Go To Graduate School with Five Children (and a Husband) (Utah State University)
- Tools for Success in Graduate School and Beyond (PDF) (University of Texas, Austin)
Check with individual program sites for student organizations and professional organizations. For a complete listing of links to individual programs, see Graduate Admissions.