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 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.
Mental Health Support Resources for Students
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.
The focus of a grant writing class is (mock) panel review – or learning to write by understanding reviewers better. Please check the CSU catalog for detailed course information. Some CSU offerings include:
- STEM Communication
- Grant Proposal Writing and Reviewing
- Grant Writing
- Grant Writing-Human Services and Research
- Grant Writing for Microbiology/Pathology
- Writing, Submitting and Reviewing Grants
- Preparation of Grant Proposals
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!