Professional Development Workshops and Events

Professional Development for Graduate Students

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

GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (GPD) SERIES

The Graduate School develops a series of free professional development events each fall and spring semester. Students are encouraged to register at col.st/vvU2X  for the current sessions.

Fall 2018 – Personal and Professional Well-Being

Aug. 28 | 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. | TILT Lecture Hall, 221

  • Components of a Strong Application for NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program
    Mary Swanson, TILT; Sean Freeman, Atmospheric Science; and Alissa Williams, Cell and Molecular Biology

Sept. 4 | 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. | LSC 372-374

  • Thesis and Dissertation Writing Tips: How to Get Started and Stay Inspired
  • Kristina Quynn, CSU Writes

Sept. 12 | 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. | LSC 372-374

  • Mentorship I: Building Successful Mentor-Mentee Relationships
    Mary Stromberger, Graduate School, and Kim Cox-York, Food Science and Human Nutrition

Sept. 18 | 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. | LSC 372-374

  • Time Management Strategies for Graduate Students and Post-Doctorates
  • Debora Colbert, TILT

Sept. 26 | 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. | LSC 372-374

  • Inclusive Excellence I: Unconscious Bias
  • The Office of the Vice President for Diversity

Oct. 2 | 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. | LSC 308-310

  • Refining Your Graduate Research Fellowship Application
  • Mary Swanson, TILT; Sean Freeman, Atmospheric Science; and Alissa Williams, Cell and Molecular Biology

Oct. 9 or 10 | 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. | LSC 372-374

  • Communicating Your Science at the Graduate Student Showcase
  • Steve Albers and Steve Foster, CSU Ventures
  • (Choose the Oct. 9 or 10 session)

Oct. 16 | 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. | LSC 372-374

  • Mentorship II: Resolving Conflict with Your Advisor
  • Ilse Flores, Student Resolution Center

Oct. 23 | 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. | LSC 312

  • Health and Well-Being: Managing Stress and Finding Balance
  • Tori Crain, Psychology

Nov. 6 | 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. | LSC 372-374

  • Inclusive Excellence II: Cross-Cultural Conversations
  • The Office of the Vice President for Diversity

Nov. 13 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | LSC 376-78, 382, 386 |Graduate Student Council’s Professional Development Series at the GradShow 

  • 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 376-78 LSC | Professional Headshots: Make a Good First Impression (Get a free headshot. Registration is not required but we recommend you stop by early.)
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. 382 LSC | Meditation: A Full Life
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. 386 LSC | Meal Prep on a Grad Student Budget: How to Eat Healthy and Efficiently While in Grad School
  • 2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 382 LSC | How Did You Get There?: Discussion Panel on Career Paths
  • 3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 386 LSC  | Adult Life Prep: Resume Workshop for Making You Look Your Best

Nov. 27 | 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. | LSC 376-378

  • Writing to Publish
  • Kristina Quynn, CSU Writes

View the GPDS Archive

CSU 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.

CSU Writes is comprised of three branches–GRAD Writes, DOC Writes, and  FACULTY Writes —  CSU Writes offers postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and graduate students multiple ways to participate in an academic writing community on campus: workshops, writing groups, intensive writing retreats, guest speaker presentations, show up & write.sessions, peer manuscript & proposal editing, and more.

For more information about CSU Writes go to: csuwrites.colostate.edu

GRADUATE STUDENT ORGANIZED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • The Northern Colorado Chapter of Graduate Women in Science offers a Brown Bag Lunch Series

SPONSORED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EVENTS

Fall 2018 events TBA.