Professional Development Workshops and Events

Professional Development for Graduate Students

Discover resources and participate in our professional development events to polish your skills and enhance your career goals.

Graduate Professional Development (GPD) Offerings

Each fall and spring semester, the Graduate School develops a series of free professional development events.  Each GPD Series features brief sessions (typically 90 minutes or less) designed to better accommodate busy schedules.

GPD Spring 2017 – Elevate Your Career Path & Search

The offerings in the Elevate Your Career Path & Search series help students stand out in their career search; navigate the non-technical side of a professional career; explore industry career paths; and provide techniques for sharing research and or scholarship with wider audiences. RSVP appreciated but not required.

GPD Fall 2016

Sponsored Events

International & Domestic Female PhD Scholars Seminar Series

  • March 7, LSC 324, Noon – 2 p.m.
  • March 28,  LSC 324, Noon – 2 p.m.

CSU Writes  & GRAD Writes

Housed in the Graduate School and under the direction of CSU Writes, GRAD Writes offers a series of curated events designed to support graduate students as they write their thesis or dissertation. As a graduate student, you recognize that writing is crucial to your successful negotiation of your program’s requirements, even as you may also feel intimidated or occasionally confounded by the writing process. Helping you write more productively, comfortably, and confidently is what CSU Writes is about.

For more information about CSU Writes go to:

  • Grad Writes - Spring 2017

    Supports Thesis & Dissertation Students in Their Writing Productivity, Speeding Time to Degree Through Writing Groups, Workshops, Intensive Writing Retreats, & “Show Up & Write” Sessions.

  • show up & write

    Use show up & write to compose an article, chapter, thesis….Really, it works regardless of your writing project.

  • Writing Retreats

    With support from the Graduate School, CSU Writes organizes intensive writing retreats for graduate students who plan to complete theses/dissertations in 2017 or 2018.


    The CSU Writes workshop series addresses the 4 areas academic writers encounter their greatest challenges: space, time, energy, and academic style.