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.


The Graduate School develops a series of free professional development events each fall and spring semester available to CSU Graduate Students.

Students are encouraged to register at for the other sessions offered this spring.

Spring 2019 – Elevate Your Career Path and Search

Jan. 29 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | LSC 376-378

  • Individual Development Plan (IDP) for Career Planning
  • Kim Cox- York, Health and Human Sciences
  • Registration encouraged at:

Feb. 6 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | LSC 386

  • LinkedIn and Social Media Presence for Career Searches
  • Jon Linn, Career Center
  • Registration encouraged at:

Feb. 11 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | LSC 372-374

  • Develop Your Professional Brand to Expand Career Opportunities
  • Amy Cailene, Career Center
  • Registration encouraged at:

Feb. 21 | 5:00-8:30 p.m.

  • Registration is required here or you may register for the Livestream here
  • The 2-Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Job Faster
  • Steve Dalton, Duke Univ. Fuqua School of Business co-sponsors: CSU Alumni Association & Career Center (participants need to bring a laptop)

Mar. 6 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | LSC 386

  • A Career in Industry – Perspectives from Alumni
  • Steve Albers, CSU Ventures, and an Alumni Panel
  • Registration encouraged at:

Mar. 26 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | LSC 312

  • Crafting a Strong CV or Resume for Industry
  • Barbara Valusek, Career Center
  • Registration encouraged at:

Apr. 10 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | LSC 386

  • Strategies to Approach Your Non-Academic Job Search
  • Shelly Reed, Career Center
  • Registration encouraged at:

Apr. 18 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | LSC 376-378

  • Interviewing with Purpose: Tips to Ace the Phone, Video, and In-Person Interview
  • Chase Weldon, Career Center
  • Registration encouraged at:

Apr. 25 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | LSC 300

  • Negotiation Strategies
  • Ellen Fisher, OVPR
  • Registration encouraged at:

Apr. 30 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | LSC 376-378

  • Personal Financial Management
  • Brad Sparks, Wealth Strategies Group
  • Registration encouraged at:


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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:


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


Fulbright US Student Program Workshop:

  • Monday, March 25, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 pm in LSC 376
  • The Fulbright US Student program is the largest student exchange program in the United States. It provides graduate students, graduating seniors, and young professionals opportunities to study, research, and teach in more than 140 countries. To learn about recent Fulbright recipients from CSU, click here.
  • For more information, see the attached flyer and please contact Mary Swanson at