School of Graduate Studies


Career & 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 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 your future job search.

Discuss your career aspirations, your strengths and your weaknesses and how to address them with your advisor.

Look for professional development opportunities within your program of study and use these resources:

Workshop and Events

  • Preventing Harassment and Discrimination.
    • Prevention of harassment, discrimination and sexual violence training required annually. Graduate assistants will be notified.
  • Data Privacy/Security Awareness Workshop.
    • Public Jobs, Private Data Training required for graduate assistants who work with student information. Available in D2L Brightspace during first two weeks of appointment or as directed by supervisor.
  • Safety Programs at St. Cloud State University.
  • QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention Training.
    • Offered each semester. Watch for notifications.
  • Understanding Racism and Anti-Racism Organizing.
    • Community Anti-Racism Education Initiative offers free workshops each semester. Graduate assistants are encouraged to complete a workshop.

Career Development

Leadership Development

Graduate Research

Graduate students are consumers and creators of research.

Your career requires that you think critically and apply the best research in the discipline to solve today’s challenges.

Research Support

 Research Opportunities

Culminating projects