Join The Graduate School and the Graduate Student Association on Thursday, November 1 for the third annual PACES Speed Networking. The workshop will run from 4 pm to 6 pm in the L. William Seidman Building (Loosemore Forum B). Employers from a variety of disciplines will be available to talk with you about their field, how to best prepare yourself for the career you want, and what you can do as a graduate student to make yourself more marketable. Click here to register!
Professional Development for Graduate Students
Graduate school is an important balance of gaining an academic skill set and networking within your field. PACES can help you succeed in both. The PACES program offers professional development opportunities for students, and helps students increase their professionalism, academic advancement, communication, engagement and success. By participating in PACES, students will be supported in developing communications, interview, stress management and debt management skills – among other critical and timely topics.
PACES workshops are voluntary and relevant to all graduate students, regardless of field of study or current employment status. Registration for workshops is free for current graduate students.
What topics does PACES cover?
Professionalism - Resume; Attire; Career planning; Interviewing; Conflict Management.
Advancement - Doctoral Education; Thesis/Dissertation writing; Teaching higher education.
Communication - Presentation Skills; Email etiquette; Employee Communication; International Relations.
Engagement - Networking; Mentoring; Cultural Competency; Diversity in the workplace.
Success - Stress Management; Creating/maintaining positive relationships; Financial planning, Insurance; Life after graduate school.