Professional Development

Professional Development Resources

The Graduate School is committed to providing student and professional development resources spanning academic, career-building and health care needs.  Links for each of these resources are listed below.


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Additional Resources

Teaching resources on the Graduate School TA Orientation and Teaching Resources webpage.

All graduate students can access the resources of the Writing and Public Speaking Center for their own work, and they can also refer their students to WPSC, or schedule sessions when writing tutors visit a class to pitch their services or provide workshops.

The Graduate School also posts weekly professional development webinars on Griz Hub, the University's events calendar page.  

Writing Series

Writing and Public Speaking Center Workshop 

Jump Start Writing Retreat

Jump Start is our four-day, writing intensive retreat for graduate students working on a research proposal, thesis, or dissertation. The next Jump Start will take place Tuesday through Friday, May 4-7, 2021, from 9:00am-2:00pm. Click here to find out more about the program and learn how to apply.

Questions? contact Kelly

Writing Bootcamp Summer 2021 Writing Bootcamp

The two-part registration/enrollment process – all registration due by May 15th
Students register their interest:

  • 10-week bootcamp for pre-proposal research designers, starts June 1st
  • 8-week bootcamp for those with (or about to have) data, starts June 7th
  • Both bootcamps have a week off  from July 3rd to July 11th
  • Weekly outcomes and required reflective practice.
  • Clear results.
  • Students self-select into one of three groups (3 in each bootcamp): Just Starting, On Target, or Stalled

To register - students need to write and tell her your full name, university email and whether you are interested in preproposal, post-data or both.