Welcome to the Office of Professional Development

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. You can find all of our available workshops by clicking the “Find a Workshop” tile above.

Not able to attend a physical workshop? 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.