Graduate Development Conference

The Graduate Student Development Conference sponsored by The Graduate School in collaboration with faculty from the five colleges and schools, provides students with workshop sessions that cover topics for academic and professional development.

The Graduate Development Conference is held twice a year.  The Spring 2015 Graduate Development Conference will be held on January 17th, 2015.  Click here for additional information and registration.

You can review materials from previous conferences below.

Previous Conferences

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

A basic guide to Canvas

APA Writing Style

Are you Linkedin or Left Out?

Chicago Writing Style

Grants: Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students and Valuable Grant Writing Tips and Resources

IRB Survival Guide: What to do When Your Research Involves Human Participants

MLA Writing Style

Public Speaking Tips and Techniques

Writing at the Graduate Level and Academic Integrity

Working in the US as an International Student and Beyond

Your Online Persona: Hurting you or working for you?

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

Staying Sane in the Job Search

Prezi for Beginners

IRB: Survival Guide: What to Do When Your Research Involves Human Participants

Research Mentoring: Maximizing your Research Experience and Training

Doctoral Study 101

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Writing at the Graduate Level

Excel for Beginners

Excel for Non-Beginners

PowerPoint for Beginners

PowerPoint for Non-Beginners

Finding a Job in a Tough Economy 2013

The Center for Writing Excellence

Writing Styles




Saturday, September 22, 2012



Finding a Job in a Tough Economy

Sunday, January 29, 2012

IRB Survival Kit

Research Mentoring: Maximizing Your Research Experience and Training

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Tips for Using Blackboard 

Using Computer Programs for Quantitative Data Analysis

Doing Research at the Graduate Level

Writing a Master's Thesis in the Sciences 

The Ins and Outs of the IRB

Networking and Mentoring in the Academy

Tools for Managing Time and Stress in Graduate School

For suggestions for workshops at future conferences, please email