Professional Development


The Office of Graduate Studies and Office of Postdoctoral Affairs promotes and develops professional and career development opportunities and resources to prepare students for a broad range of careers.

Events & Workshops

Explore upcoming workshops, webinars, and opportunities to further your academic and professional development and connect with other USF graduate students through our social events.

1-on-1 Advising and Coaching Session

In-Person AND Virtual sessions available with Dr. Tracy Costello. Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars are invited to receive confidential, individualized feedback and discussion with someone who can advocate on their behalf.

Graduate Professional Development Certificate

The Graduate Professional Development Certificate Program is designed to help graduate students be successful in their academic program at USF and beyond. The program provides graduate students with a variety of professional development opportunities to enhance their knowledge and skills as they prepare for their future careers.

Three Minute Thesis Competition

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a skills development activity which challenges students to explain their dissertation or thesis research project and its significance to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes! Each year, we hold a contest to determine who will represent USF at the regional 3MT® competition.

Online Resources

These online resources can help graduate students advance their graduate career and aid them in their academic, professional, and personal development.