The mission of the graduate student Professional Development Program is to prepare graduate students for a highly competitive and demanding job market and assist in their career development.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
Register and attend a variety of professional development workshops. search dozens of events below.
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The Professional Development Program enhances the students' research skills by emphasizing the following four competencies.
Learn to apply effective communication skills that will prepare you for job opportunities in academia as well as industry, government and non-profit organizations. Workshops include APA (American Psychological Association) citation style, The Literature Review, Writing a Personal Statement, Turning your dissertation into Publication, Grant writing, Presenting at Academic Conferences, Library Search, Curricula Vitae (CV) Preparation, etc.
professoriate & research training
If you are a doctoral student who is aspiring to become a professor, then you should know that teaching will play a key role in your career. Training in teaching provides you with a significant advantage in your development as a future faculty member. The Center for the Advancement of Teaching (CAT) offers certificates to graduate students who complete the CAT teaching training program. Likewise, the FIU Division of Research provides training and assistance to graduate students who apply for external fellowships and grants.
Research leaders in all disciplines have skills to envision future trends in their disciplines, apply their expertise to address needs of the society, communicate effectively to stakeholders of diverse backgrounds, and attract resources in their chosen careers. Gain these skills through both the Center for Leadership at FIU, which invites distinguished leaders from industry and academia, as well as the Center for Leadership and Service, which offers a graduate track of the Academic of Leaders, providing leadership training and development for graduate students.
Find the balance between your academic and personal life as you pursue your graduate studies. The mental strain caused by research endeavors makes it essential for you to have a conscious approach to well-being. Workshops under this competency are offered by Student Health Services and the Wellness center and include such topics as Stress Management, Time Management, Conflict Resolution, Staying Motivated in Graduate School, etc.
gain valuable leadership experience. become an integral part of the graduate student community at fiu.