Forging a path to success requires attention to academic mastery and a lifelong commitment to ongoing professional development in many areas such as communication skills, professional writing, navigating mentor-mentee relationships, personal development, and more. Use the resources below to elevate your professional success as you pursue your scholarship.
The Graduate Student Showcase
National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
Graduate Center for Inclusive Mentoring
A formalized program that highlights resources on campus, offers professional development activities, and provides access to faculty mentors while also supporting additional socialization activities to encourage professional networks.
Graduate School and the Institute of Learning and Teaching (TILT)
Co-sponsored events include professional development conferences, Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Training, additional graduate student resources, and training programs.
The Office for Scholarship and Fellowship Advising
A tremendous resource for graduate students is The Office for Scholarship and Fellowship Advising. OSFA assists current students interested in applying for an external award including the US Fulbright Program. Please visit the OSFA webpage for information about external awards promoted by the office including details about promoted awards that require a University nomination.
Mental Health Support Resources for Students
The CSU Student Health Network provides a full range of medical, counseling, and health education and prevention services to all enrolled CSU students including skill-building group workshops.
Research Mentoring to Advance Inclusivity in STEM (RMAIS) is a project of the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology (GDPE) and was funded by The Women & Gender Collaborative at CSU. This initiative is designed to provide enhanced experiences and improve gender inclusivity for graduate students, undergraduates, and faculty engaged in STEM research. While focused on gender and STEM, much of this work also incorporates identity and intersectional identity more broadly.
CSU Venture Ambassadors
CSUV Ambassadors are graduate students, typically at the PhD candidate level, who express interest in learning more about innovation and commercialization as it relates to university research. Students can apply and learn more about this program at the CSU Ventures website.
Be a hit at parties. Persuade with power in meetings. Knock them out in interviews. Whatever the occasion, you can benefit from improving your communication skills. CSU Toastmasters is a friendly and welcoming group; open to everyone in the community!