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Professional Development Week

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Graduate Student Professional Development Week

Monday, February 22 - Friday, February 26, 2021
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 and Python skills, create more accessible presentations, and learn how to develop your first CV.

All noon workshops will be available through Zoom at and do not require registration.


Graduate Student Leaders Gathering

Friday, February 26, 1-5 pm

Are you a student leader? Join discussions with peers and alumni who have taken on leadership roles and learn how to put the grit-growth mindset into action at the this special event. Registration is now open. Sign up here!

Event Schedule

  • Welcome and peer-to-peer problem-solving (1-2 p.m.)
  • Panel discussion with current/alumni graduate student leaders (2-3 p.m.)
  • Grit and Growth Mindset session (3-4:30 p.m.)
  • Personal reflection and goal setting (4:30-5 p.m.)

Attend the entire virtual event or drop in when you can.


If you require any disability related accommodations to participate in this workshop more fully, please email

Event Schedule

Monday, February 22
Data Analysis with Excel
12-1 pm, Online

Tuesday, February 23
Inclusive and Accessible Communication
12-1 pm, Online

Wednesday, February 24
Talking About Your Research
12-1 pm, Online

Thursday, February 25
Writing Your First CV
12-1 pm, Online

Friday, February 26
Data Analysis with Python
12-1 pm, Online

Graduate Student Leaders Gathering
1 - 5 pm, Online