Professional Development

Alumni Networking

The GSA is currently working with the Alumni Association to create a database of current graduate student alumni and their current jobs.
Once this database is established, current graduate students will be able to find out whether an alumni can help them find their dream job.

University-wide Opportunities

Office of Graduate Studies Resources for Student Development

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Career Services Resources for Student Development

Career Services has a lot of experience in helping Huskers find jobs. They offer tips on preparing resumes and cover letters as well as gathering references. Gather feed back on these and other career-specific application materials including Research Statements, Teaching Philosophies, and Portfolios. If you are unsure about what you need, skills assesments and career counseling are available.


The Husker Hire Link is one of several job listings resources available through Career Services, connecting students to jobs on- and off-campus, internships around the world, and employers coming to interview students on-campus.

In addition to general networking and interview guidance, they even provide an opportunity to participate in and get feedback from mock interviews from internal and external employers.

If you can't find what you're looking for, you may also want to

  • check out the career fairs and other events to talk with representatives from hundreds of employers.
  • attend one of many annual workshops.
  • request a presentation for your class or organization on a topic of your choice.

Simply stop by for a 20-minute walk-in weekdays 10-4 (Summer 10-12, 1-3), visit their website, or make an appointment with them, today!


Information Services Instructional Technology Resources for Student Development

stt Wish you were more computer savvy? Now you can be, thanks to student technology training! Your Student Tech Fees allow Information Services to provide hands on workshopsfor beginners and up. Each series focuses on develop a functional familiarity, then moving on to technological skills in specialized programs which, in the past, have included:
  • Adobe Suite
  • Illustrator
  • Microsoft Office 2007 Suite
  • Dreamweaver and html coding
  • and more . . . (see their website for more details)

Departmental Opportunities

Each department has its own set of professional development opportunities available to graduate students. Students can talk to their advisor or graduate chair for help with applications and the job search process. Some departments have more established programs for professional development.

For example, the Mathematics Department has seminars every spring on Professional Development and every fall on the job search process.

Feel free to contact the LA representative from a particular department to find out more information on the resources available in their department and how you can start them in your own department! Please contact us to have your department's resources posted here.