The Graduate School offers the Graduate Student Workshop Series, which supplements a student's academic training by providing brief, specific skill-building sessions on professional and personal development. UC faculty, alumni, staff and community partners act as topical experts and present on such topics as oral presentation, credit, budgeting and nonacademic career development. UC academic departments and offices also provide workshops of relevance to graduate students. UC workshops are a collegial forum in which students can sharpen skills now while they prepare for their futures.

The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning (CET&L) offers an array of experiential workshops and learning modules tailored to the needs of graduate teaching assistants, faculty and others interested in improving their teaching.

The University Libraries offer workshops on both East and West Campus to support graduate students in their research.

You can download presentations, handouts and other materials from previous workshops by going to the Past Workshops page.

Upcoming Workshops

Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Information Session

Thursday, September 21, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. 
Tangeman University Center (TUC) 427

Calling all graduate students, postdocs and newly admitted students of PFF: if it’s your goal to be a professor one day, then please join us for the Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Information Session.

The UC PFF program provides instruction in modern teaching and learning and offers rich mentoring experiences that strengthen these career skills. The PFF program: prepares graduate students for academic careers at postsecondary institutions; helps graduate students conduct productive job searches and achieve early career success; and provides professional development that does not extend time-to-degree.

Staff and faculty will be on hand at the info session to review program requirements, talk about the courses, and answer your questions, including how PFF can fit into your busy school schedule. Lunch will be provided.

If you would like more information about the PFF program, please contact Patrick Barney, PFF coordinator, at

Additionally, you can sign up for the information session here.

Graduate Student Scholarship Opportunities

Friday, Sept. 29, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Teachers College Building, Room 407 (the "Annie Laws Room").

The Office of Nationally Competitive Awards is partnering with the Graduate Student Governance Association and the Graduate School to present a workshop on competitive fellowships and scholarships for domestic and international students. Learn about competitive fellowships and scholarships from outside the university to support your graduate education!

Lunch will be provided. This workshop is free, but registration is required. Register at

$tart $mart Workshop

Tuesday, October 24, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
TUC 427

Learn skills to negotiate salary and benefits for the job you want after graduation!

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