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.

The PACES program is co-sponsored by The Graduate School and the Graduate Student Association.

Upcoming Professional Development Sessions

 Almost all sessions will be held virtually. Please continue to check back as the schedule will continue to grow. 

September 28, 2023 4:00-4:45 p.m. - Meditation Session


October 6, 2023 1:00-1:45 p.m. - Career Fair Prep Session


October 27, 2023 12-12:45 p.m. - Navigating the interview and onboarding process as a non-binary or trans candidate


November 3, 2023 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Etiquette Lunch (in person with a $5 fee)


November 28, 2023 4:00-4:45 p.m. - Meditation Session


February 12, 2024 4:00-4:45 p.m. - Meditation Session


April 25, 2024 4:00-4:45 p.m. - Meditation Session

What topics does PACES cover?

Professionalism - The professionalism section include resources concerning interviewing skills, career planning tools, salary/benefit information, and workplace attire.

Advancement - Find out more about continuing education, funding a higher degree, teaching after graduate school, and personal advancement.

Communication - The communication section contains resources regarding conflict management, employee communication, international relations, and public speaking.

Engagement - Learn about networking, cultural competency, mentoring, and social acceptance.

Success - The success section covers material about financial planning, stress management, time/organization, and maintaining relationships.

Page last modified September 27, 2023