About Us

The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development provides free services and programs to help boilermakers navigate and conquer their Purdue experience. Our services help graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff reach academic, professional, and career goals. Our mission is to provide important resources for success through workshops, competitions, and an active social media community.

Career Exploration

For assistance in career exploration and planning for PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences, please visit the career exploration and planning tool ImaginePhD


If you're interested in participating in one of our professional development competitions, such as Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) or Say It In 6®, please visit the Competitions portion of this website!

For questions, suggestions, and feedback, feel free to contact us. We would love to hear from you!