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Professional Development Workshops

Career and Professional Development and the Graduate School offers many workshops designed for graduate students. Find more information below about upcoming workshops.

Career Fair Prep for Graduate Students
Tuesday, January 23, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST, Virtual

Are you ready? Spring career fairs begin February 1st! This workshop will cover how to prepare for and navigate a career fair. The session will also include tips for in-person and virtual career fairs. Learn more and register here.

Resume Writing for Graduate Students
Wednesday, January 31, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST, Virtual

Having a well-polished resume is a critical step toward getting an interview. Start preparing early to be ready for spring career fairs. This workshop will provide tips for crafting an effective resume. The session will also include information on Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). Learn more and register here.

CVs and the Academic Job Search
Monday, February 5, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST, Virtual

This workshop offers tips for structuring your CV and suggestions for approaching the academic job search. The session will also address how to begin writing application materials like teaching and research statements. Learn more and register here.

Writing a Cover Letter for Graduate Students -
Thursday, Febraury 15, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST, Virtual

This workshop is designed to help students write an effective cover letter. The session provides a cover letter checklist and addresses how to tailor your cover letter to each position. Learn more and register here.

How Graduate Students Can Leverage AI in the Job Search
Tuesday, February 20,  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST, Virtual

This session will discuss how to leverage AI to your advantage in the job search. Tools like ChatGPT can be helpful for drafting application documents, preparing for an interview, and optimizing your online presence. Learn more and register here.

LinkedIn and Networking for Graduate Students
Tuesday, February 27, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST, Virtual

Do you have a Linked In profile? If so, this session will offer tips for optimizing both your LinkedIn profile and your online presence. Additionally, the session will address the questions “What is networking, why does it matter, and how do you do it?” The workshop will also cover how to utilize LinkedIn for both networking and the job search. Learn more and register here.

Job and Internship Search Strategies for Graduate Students
Tuesday, March 12, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST, Virtual

This workshop provides an overview of key steps, best practices, and effective strategies for the job search including gap analysis, parallel planning, and informational interviews. The session will also discuss how to leverage resources like Handshake, CareerShift, and GoinGlobal. Learn more and register here.

Federal Job and Internship Search
Friday, March 15, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT, Virtual

Did you know that there are over 2 million civil servants working in more than 400 federal departments and agencies? Career fields in the federal government range from cybersecurity to public health. This session will explain how to create a federal resume and share both strategies and online tools for the federal job and internship search. The session will also share specific federal opportunities and fellowships open to international students. Learn more and register here.

Telling Your Story: Crafting Effective Application Materials and Interview Answers
Monday, March 18, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT, Virtual

Stories are a powerful way to build connections and persuade others. How do you decide which stories to share in your interview answers, teaching statements and/or impact statements? This session offers a space to brainstorm your stories and identify how they align with possible behavioral interview questions and various application essay prompts. Learn more and register here.

Interviewing for Graduate Students
Wednesday, March 20, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, EDT, Virtual

This workshop discusses the interview process, provides basic interview tips, and shares a formula for answering behavioral questions. The session will also offer strategies for dealing with interview anxiety. Learn more and register here.

Offer Negotiation for Graduate Students
Tuesday, March 26, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, EDT, Virtual

This workshop identifies factors involved in career decisions and provides information on appropriate negotiating behaviors. Participants will also learn about follow-up practices for accepting or declining a job offer. Additionally, the session introduces web-based tools for determining cost of living and salary ranges. Learn more and register here.