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Professional Development

Our programs are designed to build professional identities and communities, whether you’re preparing for a career in or outside of academia. Through teaching and learning support, academic and career development, and a supportive mentoring network, you'll hone the creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaborative skills you need to succeed in an increasingly global society.

The Graduate College provides training beyond your academic curriculum designed to enrich and advance your graduate school experience by infusing skills critical to maximizing your education and articulating your degree into a career: communication, creativity, critical thinking and collaboration.

Grad15 Mini-Webinar Series

Graduate professional development comes in many forms. Grad15 is a series of 15-minute mini-webinars designed to support graduate students. All sessions are held via Zoom and are open to all ASU graduate students. Attendance is free, but registration is required to receive each session's Zoom link.

For recordings, slide decks, and summaries of past Grad15 sessions, visit the GradConnect Canvas resource site. Self-enrollment required on first visit.

Summer 2020 Schedule

  • July 21, 11 a.m. — Amplify your research: The Knowledge Mobilization Initiative
    The Graduate College supports students and postdoctoral scholars conducting socially-engaged and use-forward research that impacts current practice, informs policy change, and promotes collaboration with industry and/or communities. Join us for tips on mobilizing and creatively disseminating your own research ideas, and learn more about funding and training opportunities available through the KM Initiative.

For more information about Grad15, contact us at GradInfo@asu.edu


Past Grad15 Sessions


Connection is important. The GradConnect Community Resource Network provides a virtual resource hub that graduate students can use to find peer connection, support and resources. Using the Canvas platform, this resource is open to all ASU graduate students. One-time enrollment required here

Courses and Training


Graduate Assistant Training (RA/TA)

The Graduate Assistant Training program is required for all new teaching assistants (TAs) and also highly encouraged for both new and returning research assistants (RAs).  This program provides training and resources as well as an orientation of the responsibilities of being an RA/TA.

Knowledge Mobilization Biogals Group

Knowledge Mobilization Studio

Offered each spring, the Knowledge Mobilization Studio is a one-credit course that provides graduate students with a framework to mobilize their own research and draw connections between it and a broad range of end users. The course enables them to make their discoveries accessible, exert change and have an impact on the world.

Preparing future faculty and scholars group

Preparing Future Faculty and Scholars (PFx)

This coursework will help you identify different types of institutions and their key differences, explore multiple career pathways aligned with your own strengths and interests, and develop a plan to successfully realize your career goals.