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Professional development

Three male and one female student work together on an entrepreneurial project.

At the graduate level, research and advanced coursework help you achieve disciplinary expertise; faculty mentoring helps to acclimate you to your profession.

Professional development equips you with leadership abilities and the transferable skills that are in high demand by employers across job sectors.

Here's how to proceed:

Chart Your Path 

Compare your transferable skills to the skills that are in demand by employers. Consult with your mentor. Learn to set goals and target dates for acquiring new skills and abilities. 

Build Your Skills  

After you chart your path, start building your transferable skills: leadership, teaching, spoken communication, scholarly writing, and more.  

Find Your Career 

Explore career options. Ready job search documents. Prepare for interviews. Network. Search for jobs.