Welcome to the Office of Professional Development

In an effort to prioritize the health and well-being of our graduate community, The Graduate School’s Office of Professional Development has decided to cancel all spring 2020 professional development workshops, effective March 12, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding.

Moving forward, our office will continue to offer professional development services to our students primarily through our online career development platform, Aurora. Graduate students and postdocs at Purdue University can access online career development workshops on the Aurora platform to explore career pathways and learn job search strategies for academic and non-academic positions. Purdue staff can also access the system.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email the Office of Graduate Professional Development at profdev@purdue.edu.

Thank you for another great semester and we will see you all soon!


The Graduate School's Office of Professional Development is here to help you plan for success! Through workshops, online resources, academic competitions, and innovative community engagement programs, we are determined to help you conquer the Purdue experience, and successfully navigate the job market.   

All of our resources are free of charge to Purdue’s graduate students and postdoctoral fellows!

Whether you are having trouble managing your time, need to improve your communication skills, or want help managing stress, we are here for you. 

Check out our new career development eLearning Platform, Aurora by Beyond the Professoriate! This platform offers online career development workshops, career-centric interviews with PhDs, and job search strategies for academic and industry careers.