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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 - 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.