Graduate College

Graduate Professional Development

a community of scholars fostering academic and professional identity

Graduate College fosters professional development through our Community of Scholars network. Community of Scholars encompasses academic, career, and community programming for graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, faculty, and prospective graduate students.

Upcoming Professional Development Workshops

Our Community of Scholars offers workshops and seminars to provide students with a substantial resource network throughout the academic year. Bookmark this page and check back in August for Fall 2017 programming. To browse past programming, see schedules below.

All Community of Scholars programs are offered free of charge.

Academic

Community of Scholars academic programming is designed to guide graduate students through a successful graduate school career, from the classroom through research and the thesis or dissertation. Look for these workshops this spring, and check back frequently for additional sessions:

Community of Scholars: Scholarly Communication - Tempe campus
Coming soon!
 
A part of Grad Week, join Graduate Education and our partners for our special Graduate Student Professional Development Day workshop series. From noon to 4 p.m., mini-workshops in the Memorial Union's Cochise Room will help you prepare for your post-grad-school career.
In this workshop, get a jump-start on reaching your publishing goals. Learn about publishing tips, reading and negotiating author agreements, and useful tools to help you disseminate your work and maximize its impact.

Community

For graduate students looking for networking, community-building, or professional or peer support opportunities outside the classroom or research lab, Community of Scholars partners with various units around campus to provide ongoing engagement opportunities. Check back often as we finalize our Fall 2017 community programming.

 

Career

 

Prepare for your career post-ASU, whether within academia or elsewhere, by attending a Community of Scholars career-prep workshop or seminar. Look for these this spring, and check back frequently for updates to program offerings:

Community of Scholars: Writing the Perfect Resume - Tempe campus
Fall 2017 schedule coming soon!
 
As part of Grad Week, join Graduate Education and ASU Career and Professional Development Services for our special Graduate Student Professional Development Day workshop series. From 1 - 4 pm, mini-workshops in the Memorial Union's Coconino Room will help you prepare for your post-grad-school career. In this session, learn what employers are looking for so your resume stands out and improves your chances of being invited for an interview!
 
Community of Scholars: Ready, Set, Interview! - Tempe campus
Fall 2017 schedule coming soon!
 
As part of Grad Week, join Graduate Education and ASU Career and Professional Development Services for our special Graduate Student Professional Development Day workshop series. From 1 - 4 pm, mini-workshops in the Memorial Union's Coconino Room will help you prepare for your post-grad-school career. In this session, learn which questions to anticipate, how to prepare for them, and how to answer them to land a job!
 
Community of Scholars: Job Search Strategies - Tempe campus
Fall 2017 schedule coming soon!
 
As part of Grad Week, join Graduate Education and ASU Career and Professional Development Services for our special Graduate Student Professional Development Day workshop series. From 1 to 4 p.m., mini-workshops in the Memorial Union's Coconino Room will help you prepare for your post-grad-school career. In this session, learn where to look for great job postings, how to tailor your resume to each position, and how to use your network to lead to opportunities!
 
Community of Scholars: The Gift of Gab - Tempe campus
Fall 2017 schedule coming soon!
 
As part of Grad Week, join Graduate Education and ASU Career and Professional Development Services for our special Graduate Student Professional Development Day workshop series. From 1 to 4 p.m., mini-workshops in the Memorial Union's Coconino Room will help you prepare for your post-grad-school career. In this session, learn how to network and market yourself to increase your chances of finding a fulfilling career!
 
Community of Scholars: Rapid Resume Review - Tempe campus
Fall 2017 schedule coming soon!
 
As part of Grad Week, join Graduate Education and ASU Career and Professional Development Services for our special Graduate Student Professional Development Day workshop series. From noon to 4 p.m., mini-workshops in the Memorial Union's Coconino Room will help you prepare for your post-grad-school career. During this session, professional Career Advisors will be available to help you make your resume perfect! Whether you attended last week's resume-writing workshop or not, come get feedback on your resume today.
 
Community of Scholars: Writing A Cover Letter - Tempe campus
Fall 2017 schedule coming soon!
 
As part of Grad Week, join Graduate Education and ASU Career and Professional Development Services for our special Graduate Student Professional Development Day workshop series. From noon to 4 p.m., mini-workshops in the Memorial Union's Coconino Room will help you prepare for your post-grad-school career. During this session, professional Career Advisors will be available to help you make your resume perfect! Whether you attended last week's resume-writing workshop or not, come get feedback on your resume today.
 
Community of Scholars: Writing A Personal Statement - Tempe campus
Fall 2017 schedule coming soon!
 
Are you considering graduate school? The Exploring Graduate School Seminars (EGSS) series, offered by ASU Graduate Education in conjunction with our campus partners, provide prospective graduate students with tools and resources to be a successful graduate school applicant, either at ASU or elsewhere. In this session, learn more about preparing for the Graduate Record Exam with our partners at the Princeton Review. Need a brush-up on your math fundamentals? The GMAT and GRE exams test a variety of math concepts students may not have used since high school. This boot camp is designed to help students quickly brush up on the core math topics tested on the GRE and GMAT. Cost: FREE and open to the public.

 

Don't see what you are looking for or have a suggestion for programming?  Let us know at gradinfo@asu.edu

About Us

Graduate College collaborates with Career Services, the Graduate Writing Center, ASU Alumni Association, the Graduate and Professional Students Association, Princeton Review, academic colleges and graduate student organizations to bring dynamic, quality programming to our students through the Community of Scholars. To learn more about partnering with us, contact Zachary Reeves-Blurton.

Graduate Student Mentoring

In recognizing the importance of mentoring -- both formal and informal, with faculty and with peers -- the Graduate College's Support Initiatives team has launched its new Graduate College Mentoring Network (GCMN) homepage.

The GCMN is designed to become a repository of mentoring program best practices and resources to students, faculty and departments alike. In addition to featuring links to mentoring programs across ASU, the GCMN hosts the Graduate College's two identity-based mentoring initiatives, the SHADES cross-cultural mentoring program and HUES LGBT+ mentoring pogram, as well as the Outstanding Faculty Mentoring Awards mentoring recognition project.