Professional Development

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Career Success

It’s no secret that the job market for PhDs is rapidly changing. While once most PhDs expected to go directly into academia or industry, now many seek employment with government, non-profits, think tanks, or even alternative-academic (“alt-ac”) work in academia. Prepare for your career early by booking an individual consultation.

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Looking for ways to gain a competitive edge in the job market? Find hands-on learning opportunities through expert-taught workshops you can fit easily into your schedule. Enhance your skills in key areas such as speaking, writing, teaching, funding, research, and more.

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Certificate Programs

Graduate certificate programs can enhance your marketability. Designed to add crucial skill sets to your portfolio, certificate programs provided the necessary coursework and supervised research experiences to prepare you for your transition from student to professional.

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Center for Teaching

The Center for Teaching—part of the Office of Teaching, Learning and Technology— supports your teaching efforts at The University of Iowa. Services are free, voluntary, confidential, and include individual consultation, classroom observation, workshops, and faculty institutes. Let us know how we can help enhance your teaching experience.

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The Writing Center

The Writing Center helps all in the University community improve their writing, including attitudes and self-confidence about writing. The Center offers semester-long tutoring programs with weekly meetings. Also available: as-needed single appointments, online tutoring, and online help with specific writing questions.

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The Speaking Center

The Speaking Center offers one-on-one and small group tutoring and consultation to students and instructors who would like to work on any aspect of oral communication. Staff work with a range of students from many disciplines on such issues as: effective class participation, crafting and delivering oral presentations, understanding unfamiliar cultural references, interview skills, creative performances, and speech anxiety.

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