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Professional Development Week

Graduate Student Professional Development Week

Graduate Student Professional Development Week

Monday, February 17 - Friday, February 21; every day at noon!
Make time for your professional development!

Join us for a series of events dedicated to helping you succeed in grad school and beyond. Hone your Excel skills, map out your next large project, practice intercultural communication, and engage in conversation with grad student leaders.

The 4th Annual Professional Development Resource Fair for Grad Students

Thursday, February 20 from 12-2 pm at the Illini Union, rooms B&C
Come learn about services and resources available to you. Ask questions and engage with representatives from a wide range of campus units, including:

  •     Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL)
  •     Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES)
  •     Graduate College Career Development Office
  •     Graduate College Fellowship Office
  •     Graduate College Thesis Office
  •     Illinois MakerLab
  •     Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations (OIIR)
  •     International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)
  •     Illinois Leadership Center
  •     Office of Registered Organizations
  •     REDCap - Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute
  •     Research Park
  •     Scholarly Commons & Research Data Service
  •     University Library Copyright & Publishing
  •     Student Money Management Center
  •     Technology Entrepreneur Center
  •     Office of Technology Management
  •     Technology Services
  •     The Writers Workshop
  •     and more . . .

Need a professional head shot? Stop by anytime during the fair to have your picture taken and receive a free web resolution image courtesy of Memory Lane Photography.

Schedule of Events

Monday, February 17
Workshop: Data Analysis with Excel*
12-1 pm, Coble Hall 308
Be sure to bring a laptop!

Tuesday, February 18
Workshop: Managing Large Projects*
12-1 pm, Coble Hall 308

Wednesday, February 19
Workshop: Intercultural Communication*
12-1 pm, Coble Hall 308

Thursday, February 20
Resource Fair and free professional headshots
12-2 pm, Illini Union B&C

Friday, February 21
Student Leadership Panel Discussion*
12-1 pm, Coble Hall 308

*Snacks and coffee provided during Coble Hall workshops. Participants encouraged to bring their own lunch.

Enter the Raffle

You can win a prize just for showing up!

Attend two events and you're automatically entered to win. Winners receive either an expanded digital image package from Memory Lane Photography or 100 personalized business cards.