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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 2015-2016

The 2015-16 professional development series is focused on developing as a healthy person and a successful professional.

Fall 2015 Workshop and Events Schedule

Grad School is an Amazing Race

A great way to meet other graduate students and have fun! We will be hosting an Amazing Race style scavenger hunt for graduate students. We will be offering this event twice, for up to 40 participants each event. Join us for what is sure to be a great time, and there will be a special prize waiting for you at the final location!

Date: Thursday, August 20th
Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
Location: Meet at School Of Graduate Studies, AS 121

Date: Friday, August 28th
Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Meet at School Of Graduate Studies, AS 121

Registration information coming soon!

Culminating Project Seminars

This seminar will explain the process of theses, dissertations, starred papers, and other culminating projects.

Dates, Times and Locations are as follows:

  • Wednesday, August 26th, 1:00pm-2:00pm, MC B18
  • Wednesday, September 2nd, 6:00pm-7:00pm, MC 207
  • Thursday, September 3rd, 3:00-4:00pm, MC B17
  • Wednesday, September 9th, 1:00pm-2:00pm, MC B18
  • Friday, September 11th, 11:00am-12:00pm, MC B18

Career Services Seminars (Tentative)

  • Internship Search, Tuesday, August 25th, 10:00am-11;00am, Centennial Hall 207
  • Resume Writing, Thursday, September 3rd, 11:00am-12:00pm, Centennial Hall 207
  • Interviewing to Impress, Wednesday, September 23rd, 11:00am-12:00pm, Centennial Hall 207
  • Job Searching Strategies, Monday, October 26th, 10:30am-11:30am, Centennial Hall 207
  • Guide to Linked-In, Tuesday, October 13th and Thursday, October 15th, 2:00pm-3:15pm Centennial Hall 351
  • Internship Search, Tuesday, October 10th, 11:00am-12:00pm, Centennial Hall 207

Free Zumba Fitness Classes

Dates: Wednesdays, September 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th
Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm
Location: Atwood Studio (Basement level)
*If school is canceled or campus is closed, there will be no class
*Class updates will be posted to the School of Graduate Studies Facebook page

Take Advantage of these FREE Events Held on Campus
Fitness Free Week
-First and last weeks of the semester

Swimming Pool at Halenbeck Hall
-Lap Swim: Monday- Friday 12:00pm-1:00pm
-Lap swim: Monday-Friday 12:00pm-1:30pm
-Open Swim: Monday-Thursday 7:30pm-9:30pm, Sunday 6:30pm-8:30pm

Open Climbing Wall and Bouldering at Halenbeck Hall Fitness Center
Closed for Summer, Fall Hours listed below
-Sunday-Friday (excluding Thursdays) 6:00pm-9:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm-3:00pm

Open Skate in the National Hockey Center
-Monday-Friday (excluding Wednesdays) 12:00pm-1:30pm

For more information on free fitness events, check out the Sports Facility and Campus Recreation page.

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.

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