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GSPD staff members aim to address the needs and interests of Purdue graduate students. In addition to regularly offering professional development workshops and personal consultation sessions each semester, we offer custom workshops for graduate student programs, classes, and organizations.
Graduate directors, professors, advisors, and student organization leaders are encouraged to request free custom workshops to meet the specific needs of your graduate students.
Request Custom Workshop

Contact Information
Purdue Email Address
Phone Number
Department                       Title
Consultation Information
What specific area of professional development would you like to address in your custom workshop?
What would you like your workshop's objectives to be? Specifically, by taking the workshop, what do you want your students/audience members to be able to do?
This type of workshop is designed for:

Please include any specific instructions, requests or details below

Workshop Topics
AlthoughGSPD staff members can customize workshops on virtually any professional development topic, here is a list of common workshop topics:

  • Essentials of Grdaute Student Portfolio
  • Funding your Graduate Study
  • Dissertation/Thesis Writing Strategies
  • Dissertation/Thesis Support Groups
  • Roadmap of the Academic Job Search
  • Preparing for the Job Fair
  • Grant and Proposal Writing
  • Trekking through Graduate School
  • Resume Development
  • CV Development
  • Speed Networking
  • Interviewing
  • Negotiating Job Offers
  • Conflict Management and Resolution
  • Mentoring
  • Conference Netwroking
  • Giving Effective Conference Presentations

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  • The Graduate School
  • Grad School Funding
  • Contact Us