Professional Development


To prepare for your future career, your graduate experience must include more than coursework, research, presentations, and publications. The Graduate College can connect you to a wide range of resources outside of your academic department that will help you cultivate a diversity of thought and enhance your educational experience.

Diversity of thought prepares you to welcome change in yourself and your environment. It is an asset regardless of your career and provides a competitive advantage in labs, workgroups, non-profits, and other organizations. The resources, programs, and events provided by the Graduate College and our partners can help you prepare for your future.

Our professional development competencies (listed below) serve as a guide aggregating resources and events across campus into a single location. You can read more about each and explore resources on the competency pages below.