Student Services - August Graduate Student Orientation - Professional Development

Professional Development information for new graduate students.


  • Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Forest & Wildlife incoming graduate students


Incoming graduate students are strongly recommended to consider their plan and options for professional develop above and beyond their research and course work.  It is strongly recommended that you talk to your advisor and peers about this, but here are some resources to assist with professional development.

Campus Resources

Graduate School's Office of Professional Development

  • Workshops available throughout the year for people focused on both academic and non-academic careers
  • Opportunities for leadership
  • Email lists
  • Access to resources such as Versatile PhD

Delta Program

Teaching focused professional development

Office of Postdoctoral Studies

Some events are for current students as well as postdocs

CALS Career Services

  • Individual career advising appointments
  • Access to BuckyNet
  • Career related events

Additional Resources


  • Search by institution—find an institution and click on the “Explore Careers….” link, filter from there
  • Search by employer—search for an employer and click on “see all” under “How You’re Connected”
  • Search by group—search for a group and click on “See all members”, use key words and filter
  • LinkedIn – Student Jobs 101

National Level Professional Organizations

Chronicle of Higher Education

  • Vitae - resource for advice and information on beginning a job search
  • HigherEdJobs
  • Academic Jobs Wiki - search here for information regarding other candidate’s searches and experiences by institution


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Keywords:Plant Pathology, Entomology, Forestry, Wildlife Ecology, orientation, welcome   Doc ID:74047
Owner:Allee H.Group:Russell Labs Hub
Created:2017-06-14 10:49 CDTUpdated:2022-08-29 13:14 CDT
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