Career Preparation

Mentee Training for Doctoral Students
   June 8, 2023
   9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
   Atkins 146 (CGLL classroom)
Get Ready for Meet the Employers
   July 25, 2023
   12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

The Center for Graduate Life and Learning works closely with the University Career Center to help you develop your professional skills and move into a successful career. Choose from a variety of courses and workshops ranging from preparing a strong résumé to strengthening your social media profile. Check the Calendar for upcoming events.


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GRAD 6304 | Intrapreneurship for Non-Business Majors | 2.0 credits

An intrapreneur is defined by American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language as a person within a corporation or organization who takes direct responsibility for turning an idea into a viable finished product or service through assertive risk-taking and innovation – namely an entrepreneur within the organization. The challenge and opportunity for the student is to explore and understand how to create, develop, and sustain innovative new businesses, products or services within established corporate, government or nonprofit organizations.

GRAD 6320/8320 | Career Lab: Developing Core Career Competencies | 2.0 credits

Gain practice and knowledge about non-cognitive skills such as grit, leadership, lateral thinking, innovation, professional branding, effective communication, and organizational evaluation as it relates to your professional career. Developing and practicing these core career competencies contribute to the career brand, confidence and connection to your industries of choice. Participate in weekly topical sessions, contribute to discussions and complete reflections and assignments that correlate to each unit. Each unit, including related discussions and assignments, builds upon the last to help you create a strategic career action plan and attain valuable skills for long-term success.

GRAD 6330/8330 | Workplace Communications | 2.0 credits

Learn the principles of good communication in the workplace, with a focus on the special needs of writing in technical fields such as health, the sciences, and business. Emphasis is placed on communicating effectively in an increasingly diverse world.


GRAD 6000/8000 | Leadership Essentials for Graduate Students | 2.0 credits

Learn the strong leadership skills you will need to successfully recruit for and land professional career roles. Leadership Essentials will help you assess your leadership strengths and weaknesses and develop a personal leadership plan. The course will help students improve all aspects of their communication and learn how to cultivate collaborative relationships that foster trust, commitment, and coordination. The course will also cover how to recognize various styles of thinking and emotional behavior.