The Graduate School Professional Development Program provides a full range of training opportunities and resources to graduate students. Through our programming, we prepare students for career success as innovative future leaders. It is our mission to ensure students have the skills they need to succeed professionally as well as academically.

Our program provides the key skills that all graduate students need before completing their degree with foundational skills in: communication, academic development (scholarship, teaching & mentorship), leadership & professionalism, and career development. Our workshops are designed to be interactive and hands-on and not information transmission, thus we do not record or provide webinars of the sessions unless otherwise stated.

See the Events link for calendar and registrations.

Contact Us

Questions regarding registration?
Contact Brian Rybarczyk, Ph.D., Director of Graduate Student Academic and Professional Development, at (919) 962-2505 or