Professional Development Opportunities

It is important that you work towards your own personal and professional development while in graduate school. Not only do we want to help you build the technical and research skills needed to succeed, but also the soft skills that are so important in the workplace. To this end, our office arranges educational sessions, seminars, and workshops on a wide range of topics such as budgeting, finding funding, research integrity, science communication, agricultural entrepreneurship, and many others. As we offer new opportunities, check back to see updated PowerPoint presentations and handouts. If you have questions, comments, or ideas for a new seminar, please contact Kayla Arnold.

Career Services
Bullet-proof your resume
Action verbs tip sheet
 

Communication
Communicating Science - recorded presentation
Communicating Science - handout

Interacting with Your Advisor: Etiquette, Tips, and Tricks - recording (note: presentation starts at 1min 55s)

Messaging Matters: Social Media Storytelling - recording

Writing a Compelling Project Narrative - Presentation
Writing a Compelling Project Narrative - recording


Finance
Budgeting & Financial Goal Setting 
Student Loans & Debt Repayment 
Credit Cards & Credit Scores
Investing 
Saving Towards a Goal: Home Buying 
 

Research Skills/ Grant Writing
Research Integrity

Introduction to Grant Writing - Video (note: the presentation starts at about 6min 51s)
Making "Cents" of NIFA Budgets (Budget Basics)

Pre- and Post-Award Management
Effective Award Management
 

Teaching
GTA Training - Teaching Online (8/21/20)

Teaching for Student Success in Autumn and Beyond Webinar Series 

Answers have also been prepared for questions that were not addressed live during the webinars.
 

Life skills/ Other
Focus on Graduate Student Wellness - Recording
Focus on Graduate Student Wellness - Slides

Graduate Student Health Insurance Overview - Recording
Graduate Student Health Insurance Overview - Slides

Making the Most of Graduate School

Tax Info Session w/ H&R Block (3/6/2020) - recored presentation
Tax Info Session w/ H&R Block - PowerPoint slides