Professional Development for Graduate Students

The College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) offers a variety of professional development opportunities to help you gain valuable research and career skills in addition to your graduate studies. Input from the HHS graduate student survey helps us gauge topics of interest to create meaningful seminars, workshops and events that meet your needs. As you embark on your next giant leap toward becoming a great scholar or leader in your field, HHS is here to help you gain new knowledge and skills beyond the classroom and laboratory.

HHS Workshops and Professional Development Events

As a graduate student in HHS, you have access to a variety of professional development opportunities throughout the school year that extend beyond your academic program training. From hands-on workshops and personalized events to college-wide seminars, you’ll be able to explore topics such as mentoring; academic writing; online education and pedagogy; diversity, equity and inclusion; research practices; grant writing; and more. Additionally, through our research poster presentations and three-minute thesis competitions, you’ll have opportunities to develop your communication skills to explain your research in simple and succinct terms. Information about workshops and other events is communicated through email messages from our associate dean for graduate programs and online education.

University-Wide Professional Development

In addition to HHS professional development initiatives, the Graduate School also offers a variety of professional development resources including workshops and online resources. You can also subscribe to the Graduate School’s weekly professional development newsletter by sending an email to