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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.

Graduate School Professional Development 2014-2015
Opportunities offered will include a focus on teaching skills, leadership, financial literacy, finding funding, communication, and skills for the job market. Consider attending the Etiquette Luncheon, one of our Dissertation Boot Camps, and workshops facilitated by nationally known speakers in professional development.

See the Events link for calendar and registrations.

Leadership Development Scholars Program 2014-2015
The goal of the Leadership Development Scholars Program is to provide graduate and professional students with authentic experiences that will help build their leadership skills. The main focus of this opportunity is to have students develop a specific project that will contribute to the professional development of their peers.  Proposals Due October 1, 2014, 5pm. 

Application for Leadership in Professional Development
Past scholars selected and project descriptions 2013-2014

Contact Us

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