The Graduate Center and the Graduate & Professional Student Council host information and pre-event workshops for students and participants in Grad Slam. Free and open to all students, the information sessions help students learn more about Grad Slam and the workshops help students learn about strategies for effective public speaking and enhance their skills.
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You’ve made it through all of your courses, comprehensive exams, the dissertation prospectus, and the majority, if not all, of your research. You’re finally an all-but-dissertated (ABD) doctoral student! The only thing that remains is to write the dissertation. That’s where the ABD to PhD writing workshops come in.
Grad Slam is a campus-wide competition for the best 3-minute graduate student presentation of a research or creative project. It is an excellent opportunity for students to enhance their communication skills and is an effective way of showcasing to the UA community and the public the innovative research and creative work associated with graduate education at the UA.
Looking for campus workshops, professional development opportunities, and events? You've come to the right place!
The Graduate Center is committed to helping students and postdoctoral scholars find events that meet their professional development, skills development, and interdisciplinary networking needs. In addition to our own programs, we work with units across campus to promote opportunities that benefit students and postdoctoral scholars.
A primary objective of the University Fellows Program is to produce interdisciplinary and collaborative leaders.To achieve this goal, the Graduate Center has developed weekly programming that fosters professional development, interdisciplinary innovation, community engagement, and mentoring, Fellows benefit from rich opportunities to forge new connections with people and ideas, while strengthening their foundational knowledge and professional preparation.
The University of Arizona offers a variety of resources to help students and postdoctoral fellows succeed in their endeavors. The Graduate Center has collected many of the campus-wide resources into one place to help maximize the time of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Find information related to Professional Development, the Job Search and Preparation, Writing and Publishing, Research Resources, Teaching, Mentoring, Community Engagement, and Funding Sources and Preparation.
Susan Kaleita, Senior Director of Employer and Alumni Engagement for Student Engagement & Career Development, earned her master’s degree from the U of A. The path between degree and directorship, however, was not a direct one. Her current role, as well as her own career experiences, make Kaleita particularly well-situated to aid graduate students in their career goals. Kaleita recognizes not only the many career paths open to graduate students, but also the ways to move from one path to another.
Graduate students work in a wide variety of positions during their time at university, and in doing so gain critical knowledge and skills alongside their expertise in their field. John Singer, a certified professional résumé writer and a dedicated career coach and advisor with 15 years of experience, shares some advice on how graduate students can leverage their experience for success in the job market.
Communicating the value of one’s research to the general public can be a difficult task. But the UA prepares graduate students to do just that.
Academic conferences are an exciting part of sharing scholarly work, but the costs and stresses associated with those professional development opportunities can be prohibitive to graduate students. An array of graduate-oriented conferences and events offer the same benefits, as well as added bonuses such as lower cost, less anxiety, and more opportunities to assume leadership roles.