Office of Graduate Professional Development
There are over 12,000 graduate students at Purdue, so how will you set yourself apart? The answer is professional development. We have everything you need to conquer graduate school and enter the job market prepared for success.
Professional Development Workshops
We offer over 300 free professional development workshops annually. Whether you need help with Time Management, Mentoring, Stress, Thesis & Dissertation Formatting, Communication Skills, Career Preparation, and more, we are here for you. Plus, the graduate student that attends the most workshops each semester will receive a $250 travel grant!
Our office hosts two annual competitions for graduate students and postdocs, including the internationally recognized Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition and Say It In 6®. Each includes cash prizes!
Graduate Research Magazine
InnovatED is Purdue University’s first graduate research magazine. Those published in the magazine receive a cash prize and the opportunity to share their research with readers in more than 45 countries.
The Boilers Work internship program provides ten graduate students per year with a $7,500 stipend to pursue an unpaid summer internship. This program is intended to help our students garner real-world work experience, refine soft skills, and establish career connections prior to graduation.