Professional & Career Development

Workshops & Events

Previously Recorded Workshops

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UPCOMING Workshops & Events

Graduate Student Research Symposium | March 22-23, 2023

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8 presenters receive travel grants AND are later eligible to compete in the Statewide Graduate Research Symposium in Miami, FL.​​​​​​​

The Office of Graduate Studies and the Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) host the Graduate Student Research Symposium to showcase the research of graduate students in all disciplines and allow them to obtain feedback from faculty and peers. The event brings together graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, as well as faculty mentors and judges, in an effort to foster further academic collaboration.

DEADLINE to submit your abstract and register to participate in the 2023 research symposium is Monday, February 20, 2023.

All graduate students are encouraged to apply; however, students without previous conference experience will greatly benefit from participating in this event and are highly encouraged to apply. This is an excellent opportunity to practice presenting research in an audience-friendly manner. Being able to communicate science to the public is an important job skill.

NPA SmartSkills - Industry

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Many postdocs wonder about the pathway into industry without ways to learn the truth about the journey.

Join two leaders from industry as they share their thoughts on the current industry postdoc landscape, discuss misconceptions about postdocs and careers in industry, clarify differences between industry and academic postdocs and positions, offer recommendations to postdocs seeking to enter industry positions, and provide insights on future trends that may affect postdocs in industry.

This is intended as a collaborative discussion so bring your questions!

NPA Smartskills have recurring sessions every 4th Tuesday of the month.
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Writing Wednesdays

Start your year right with our "Writing Wednesdays" scheduled 3 PM - 5 PM each Wednesday, in The John and Grace Allen Building (ALN), Room 296

Being intentional and consistent about writing will help you progress and meet your goals.  Whether it's a journal article or a fellowship/grant, your dissertation, your proposal, or a scholarship/award application, please come join your peers in a time of dedicated writing.  Light refreshments (coffee, water, snacks (pretzels, popcorn, cookies, etc.) will be provided to participants. 

3:00 - 5:00 PM | ALN 296  

Writing Wednesday Questions? Contact Tracy Costello

USF Libraries Workshops for Researchers

The USF Libraries offers a variety of virtual and in-person workshops that are aimed to assist graduate students with developing research skills.

Please visit the USF Libraries calendar for a full list of workshops and registration information.