Your graduate program gives you the content expertise for your career – but where will you learn how to become a strong leader, memorable communicator, creative innovator, and well-rounded person who succeeds?  In the Personal and Professional Development workshops you will explore what it means to be a leader in your profession, develop your personal brand, build your professional network, manage stress and time, and communicate effectively.

Graduate Students – Come join us for these engaging, interactive workshops that will equip you with the tools you need to be a success!

Spring 2015 Workshops


PFL On Demand workshops and seminars are available 24/7 to fit the schedules of busy graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. No registration required!

How to Handle a Phone Interview Part 1
The PFL Team

The Informational Interview
Dr. Rhonda Sutton

Preparing for the Job Interview
Dr. Rhonda Sutton

Writing an Effective Cover Letter
Dr. Rhonda Sutton

Writing an Effective Research Statement
Dr. Rhonda Sutton

Writing Federal Research Proposals
Ms. Jaine Place, Director, Proposal Development Unit

Spring 2015 In-Person Workshops

PDS: The Graduate Student’s Guide to Personal Finance
Leader: Dr. Emily Roberts
Location:  Talley 4280

Date & Time:  Wednesday, 1/14, 1:00 – 2:30

Would you like to develop positive financial habits, set and reach goals, and increase your net worth?  Are you interested in learning next steps improve your finances, such as setting goals, tracking spending, opening an investment account, use your stipend to increase your net worth, and preparing for taxes?  Come join us for an interactive workshop co-hosted by PFL and UGSA on Wednesday, January 14th from 1:00-2:30 in Talley 4280!  Space is limited, so mark your calendars!  Lunch will be provided by UGSA.

PDS: Care and Maintenance of Your Mentor Relationship
Leaders: Dr. Beth Overman & Dr. Beverly Savinsky
Location:  Wednesday, 1/21 in 
Witherspoon 201
Time:  10:00 – 12:00

The student-mentor relationship in graduate school is incredibly powerful, and having a strong relationship with your mentor can dramatically improve your success in graduate school.  In this workshop, we’ll use case studies to analyze the best practices in communication and partnership with your mentor, discuss the pitfalls of mentoring relationships, and develop a plan of action for establishing and maintaining a healthy mentor relationship.