Professional Development

Our services are offered online and in-person, ranging from individual appointments, interactive workshops, presentations, lecture series, and at-your-pace offerings. There is no charge for any of our programs.

Explore our resources for Collaboration, Financial Education, Mentoring, and Wellness.


Knowing how to work with people outside of your field is critical to solving the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Interdisciplinary Collaborations 2017 Lecture Series - You are invited to share the experience and insights of participants in four initiatives that bring together diverse perspectives from the sciences, arts, humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and communities around the globe. In addition to discussing their innovative projects and synergies, experts address best practices for creating, building, and maintaining collaborative initiatives.

MacArthur Fellows Speaker Series 2015 - The University of Arizona’s MacArthur Fellows exemplify exceptional creativity, significant accomplishment, and boundless potential. From neuroscience and astronomy to linguistics, ethnobotany, and anthropology, these scholars are changing the world for the better. This speaker series explores and celebrates the innovation and impact of our MacArthur Fellows' work.

Graduate Writing Lab Graduate Writing Groups – Graduate Writing Groups are month-long groups that help graduate students create and achieve their writing goals. Groups are open to all; however, some months they focus on specific identity or affinity groups such as women of color, dissertating students, masters students, and more.

University of Arizona Outreach and Extension – Links to outreach opportunities within your college, unit, or center

Graduate & Professional Student Council (GPSC) – The representative body for graduate and professional students at the University of Arizona. Get involved with GPSC to work on graduate student issues and to develop stronger connections.

VolunteerUA - Helps students find volunteer opportunities

United Way Volunteer Center – Volunteer opportunities in the Tucson and Southern Arizona region

Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits – Learn more about nonprofit organizations in Arizona. Check out the job board and resources page. 

CampusGroups – Main page for recognized clubs at the University of Arizona

Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) - ODI supports the University community through training, community development, and advocacy. Check out their page for a list of trainings and opportunities, data, best practices, and resources.

Specialized cultural and Resource Centers on Campus: 

Financial Education

  • TCI Foundation's 50-20-30 Budget Spreadsheet - Provides the data needed to make all your financial decisions. This file was provided as a resource as part of the TCI Foundation's (now 3rd Decade) workshop on managing debt and budgeting for success workshops. Our 2016 newsletter article covers key concepts on how to use the document.
  • - Provides financial literacy information and strategies for students pursuing graduate education.


Mentoring is critical to your success. The Graduate Center offers an annual workshop on mentoring and shares resources for best practices in getting the mentoring you need.

UArizona Experts – Find a mentor or potential collaborators at the UA. - Partners graduate students with current or recent graduate students in their field for online support

How to Get the Mentoring You Need - An in-depth guide to getting the mentoring you want and deserve

University of Washington Student Advice Knowledge Base contains articles on various aspects of mentoring at the graduate student level. The topics range from time management to teaching options and even building practical skills.

MENTOR (Mentorship through Effective Networks, Transformational Opportunities, and Research) Institute

University of Arizona Mentoring Toolkit

The Science of Mentorship Podcast by The National Academy of Sciences

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) is a nationally recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring resources for faculty, postdocs, and graduate students.  Because the University of Arizona is an Institutional Member, all of our faculty, postdocs, and graduate students are granted free membership.  


Practicing wellness is a skill just like writing, navigating the workplace, and building community. We offer programs on personal, financial, and mental wellness in addition to best practices, resources, and connections to our campus partners.

Health and Wellness Series 2020: A series of online workshops hosted by the Dean of Students Health and Wellness Initiatives and the Graduate Center to support graduate students’ physical, emotional, and mental health. Full series details available on the series website.

Healthy Living Series 2016: A series hosted by The University of Arizona Graduate Center with support from the Office for Research & Discovery, and the School of Mind, Brain, & Behavior. Presentations address research-based approaches to creating a healthy, balanced, and productive lifestyle. Eight scientists and practitioners share their data-informed strategies and advice for how to achieve and maintain good physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual health. Visit the series webpage for more information on speakers and for videos of the presentations.

Life & Work Connections - This website is the hub for health and wellness resources available to UArizona employees. The unit hosts weekly webinars on financial literacy, family and work balance, and many other useful topics. They also have on-demand videos to watch at your own pace and a wide array of interesting articles and resources to help you find a good balance between your demanding work and life.

CAPS Resources - Although CAPS services are typically tailored to UArizona students, they have a wide variety of resources available to the public, including these:

  • Take Charge of your Well-Being Resources: this is a long list of resources to help you take charge of your well-being. It includes information about enhancing your health hygiene, staying connected with others, and protecting your heart and lungs, among others.  
  • Pathways to Wellness: here you will find resources to plan a wellness journey for yourself. It includes a personal wellness plan worksheet and an extensive list of tools to practice wellness in multiple areas of your life. 

National Self Improvement Month 30-day Challenge - The Office of Digital Learning has collected multiple teaching, health, and wellness tools to apply in 30 days. They provide links to resources and activities to help you take a break from work and focus on yourself during this "challenge."

Therapist Assisted Online (TAO) Pathways FREE online - This is a digital program of self-help activities chosen by UArizona CAPS to help cope with feelings of anxiety, loneliness, and restlessness. Enroll in Tao Pathways for free and enter the enrollment key: CAPS-Cares-520 or click on the link provided above for more details. Anybody with a UArizona email can register. 

Meditation Mondays - Every Monday at 6:00pm, except for UArizona holidays, join the College of SBS' Center for Compassion Studies for mindfulness meditation practices. This gathering is open to all members of the UArizona community, near and far, and for those new and experienced with meditation practice. The group will explore guided meditation that cultivates the skills of mindful awareness and focused attention. To join, pre-register in the link provided above. There is no charge to attend, and pre-registration is open throughout the fall to allow new participants to join.

Campus Health Stressbusters - In this page, you will find links to Stressbusters backrub events, the Stressbusters Health & Wellness App, and volunteer opportunities. 

Conversations of Compassion Podcast - This is a podcast created by UArizona Center for Compassion Studies. The podcast features a wide variety of speakers who discuss practicing compassion, justice, and love in these times. 

Nutrition Navigators Podcast - Nutrition Navigators is a UArizona Campus Health sponsored podcast in which health professionals discuss nutrition and wellness. 

Faculty and Staff Affinity Groups - The University of Arizona offers a number of inclusive affinity groups for both staff and faculty.

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