Professional Development

Person jumping through mountain cliffs to success
"Jumping through mountain cliff to success" by Jon Kenfield | CC BY 2.0

Tues., Oct. 1, 2019

Reflect on the work you’ve done as a graduate student: mastering course content, conducting research, preparing laboratory experiments or lectures, teaching classes, or writing papers, articles, or a dissertation. What skills have you developed as a result of these experiences that could be valuable in another setting? These skills – referred to as transferable skills – are those that you develop in one area that are useful across all professions and settings. This article will help you think about some of the technical and specialized transferable skills you’ve developed in graduate school.
large library
"Rijksmuseum library" by L Weiling | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Tues., October 16

When UNL joined the Big Ten several years ago, we also became part of the Big Ten Academic Alliance. Learn how this group can help you succeed.
puzzle with one missing piece
"The Space In Between" by Nedra | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Tues., November 15, 2016

The Office of Graduate Studies offers several awards and fellowships for graduate students. Learn about these opportunities and the best tips for preparing your applications.
two 15-pound dumbbells on a dark background
"5/365: Weight-ing Patiently" by Kaleb Fulgham | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Tues., October 4, 2016

Whether you plan on pursuing an academic or nonacademic career, getting involved with organizations in your department, in your field, and in your community can help you prepare for your future career.
stairs
"Stairway to heaven" by Julie Missbutterflies | CC BY-SA 2.0

Tues., September 6, 2016

Classes have begun and for many graduate students that means teaching, perhaps for the first time. Learning to teach well takes time and getting feedback on your teaching will help you continue to improve.
elevators going up
"Going Up" by Theodore Lee |  CC BY-ND 2.0

Tues., April 5, 2016; by Adam Blood

Quickly and effectively relay information about an organization, a product, a process, or even your own credentials as a potential employee or contact.
ducks in a row
"crossing color" by lorenzo colloreta | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Tues., March 22, 2016

Follow this simple format to ensure you'll lead effective, efficient, results-oriented meetings.
stairs leading upwards

"the colorful way up" by Lars Ploughmann  | CC BY-SA 2.0

Tues., Jan.12, 2016

Systematically plan your career and professional development for the semester so you aren’t overwhelmed and don't waste your time.
"Goooool" by Raul Lieberwirth | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Tues., Sept. 8, 2015

When you’re working on fellowship applications, it's good to know the key players who will help you develop an outstanding application that's worthy of funding.
a rock climber
"Climbing" by Cristian Bortes | CC BY 2.0

Tues., April 14, 2015; by Grace Troupe

Graduate school comes with a new set of rules. Learn how to navigate the terrain, meet expectations, and excel as a graduate student.

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