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Professional & Career Development

Engaging in purposeful professional development and career planning are important parts of the doctoral and postdoctoral experience and essential to building a fulfilling career across one's lifetime. From day one, it's valuable for all doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars to self-reflect on values and interests, establish connections with academic and professional mentors, and identify meaningful career pathways, as well as the requisite skills and experiences that pave the way for a fruitful job search. The Graduate School's Career and Professional Development services offer a wealth of invaluable resources to doctoral students and Postdoctoral Scholars in preparation for a wide range of careers. 

If you are new to professional and career development, please check out our About our Services web page. 

Spring/Summer 2024 Calendar

Please check "2023-2024 Topics and Calendar" as you plan your summer of 2024 and click on each specific offering to get more information. 

Meet Our Staff

Dr. Yi Hao ( Program Director of Career and Professional Development

Leena Moses ( Graduate Assistant of Career and Professional Development                                                   Doctoral Candidate, Department of Behavioral and Community Health, School of Public Health

We welcome suggestions for workshops from doctoral students, postdocs, faculty/staff colleagues, departments/academic units, or graduate student organizations.

Additional Campus Career Resources 

The Graduate School’s Professional and Career Development provides services for all doctoral students and Postdoctoral Scholars. 

Check out the resources from our partners:

For International Students and Scholars

International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) provides career advice and workshops in their International Student Career Series. Students will learn about topics, such as searching for a job in the US, formatting a resume, and transitioning to a work visa. ISSS also assists students with transitioning to the US, advising on immigration requirements, and making the most of their academic experience. 

For master’s students

Master’s students are typically served by career service offices within colleges and schools or by the University Career Center through embedded Program Directors. 

  1. The University Career Center and the President's Promise
    • The University Career Center utilizes Handshake to post events and connect students with potential internships, jobs, and career services. 
    • The University Career Center has a variety of events and resources for ALL graduate students. 
  2. Resources by College/School
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