Graduate Student Services offers professional development for PhD students.

Each workshop has a theme related to professional development goals for McKelvey Engineering PhD students. Topics include:


Core compentencies

  • Ethics
  • Writing
  • Presentations
  • Communication
  • Mentoring
  • Leadership
  • Equity, diversity and inclusion


Research skills

  • Responsible and ethical conduct
    of reserach
  • Fellowships
  • Lap and project managment
  • Budgets
  • Intellectual property (IP)


Teaching skills

  • Syllabus design
  • AI workshops
  • Lab course design
  • Instructional design
  • Teaching and diversity statements


Career exploration

  • Individual development plans (IDPs)
  • Job searches
  • CVs
  • Externships
  • Alumni panels
  • Industry visits

The program goal is to educate students in a broad manner, utilizing skills that will be useful for careers, whether in academia, industry or government.

Current students
Click here to see upcoming workshops and events or to review past sessions.