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 Franklin:kelly.franklin@umontana.edu.

Writing Bootcamp

Pd.education 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 siobhan@pd.education and tell her your full name, university email and whether you are interested in preproposal, post-data or both. 

Aurora's Beyond the Professoriate

 

Aurora Beyond the Professoriate Summer 2021 Webinars

June 4 - Why every PhD should be on LinkedIn and 3 steps to get you started.

LinkedIn will be the most important tool in your job search. But how do you build a profile that will get you noticed? Join us for this interactive webinar in Aurora to learn how to get started using LinkedIn as part of your job search.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of LinkedIn in a nonacademic job search.
  • Describe your skills and value to professional employers.
  • Create a plan for updating and maintaining your LinkedIn profile.
  • Identify resources in Aurora that can help you in your job search.
Register at this link: https://institutions.beyondprof.com/live-webinar-why-every-phd-should-be-on-linkedin/

June 18 - Overqualified or Under-qualified? Which is it, and what to do about it.

Sometimes, employers will say you’re overqualified for a position because you have a PhD! And yet, when you read job ads and see all those required years of experience, you feel under-qualified! So which is it? In this webinar, Beyond the Professoriate Founder L. Maren Wood, PhD will tell you how to pitch yourself to employers.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:
  • Identify the challenges PhDs face when applying for nonacademic jobs.
  • Describe the importance of translating your skills into the language of employers.
  • Apply strategies to communicate your value to professional employers.
  • Recognize how Beyond the Professoriate programming helps you in your job search.
Register at this link: https://institutions.beyondprof.com/free-event-overqualified-or-under-qualified/

July 9 - What you need to know about going on the academic job market.

Are you ready for the academic job market? Join Beyond the Professoriate for this special webinar featuring Dr. Dan Olson-Bang (Syracuse University) to learn what you need to know to go on the academic job market with confidence.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:
  • Outline the academic job market timeline.
  • Identify the essential documents you will need to apply for academic positions.
  • Develop a plan of action for going on the academic job market.
  • Identify resources in Aurora that can help you in your academic job search.
Register at this link: https://institutions.beyondprof.com/live-webinar-academic-job-market/

July 16 - Panel: How to identify a career that’s right for you.

You know that PhDs can be happy in a nonacademic career, but will you be? How can you find a career that will be intellectually engaging, rewarding, and challenging? Join Beyond the Professoriate for a conversation with 3 PhDs to learn how to find a job that’s right for you.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:
  • Articulate the importance of values and motivators in a career.
  • Conduct your own research using LinkedIn, job advertisements, and networking.
  • Develop criteria for evaluating nonacademic career options.
  • Recognize how Beyond the Professoriate programming helps you in your job search.
Register at this link: https://institutions.beyondprof.com/free-event-finding-a-career-thats-right-for-you/

August 13 - Graduating this year? Here’s what you need to know about finding a job

Did you know it takes 6 to 9 months to land a nonacdemic job? If you’re graduating this year, you want to start preparing for life after your degree. But how do you fit job searching into your already packed schedule? Join Beyond the Professoriate Founder L. Maren Wood, PhD to learn how you can set yourself up for career success after your degree or postdoc.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:
  • Explain the importance of the stages of PhD Career Transition.
  • Identify the components and timelines of an effective job search.
  • Develop SMART goals and a plan of action for your job search.
  • Identify resources in Aurora that can help you in your job search.
Register at this link: https://institutions.beyondprof.com/live-webinar-graduating-this-year/