Professional Development Archive

Practice sharing your “Pitch” with others: A partnership event with GSA

 The Graduate Student Association is partnering with Professional Development to help you refine your elevator pitch. This is coming up in October and just before the Master’s and PhD Career Fair so you’ll be ready to practice it with employers!  What exactly is an elevator pitch, you might ask? An elevator pitch is a personal […]


What is GRD 717: Career Planning for Graduate Students?

Have you been looking for answers to your career questions? Been wondering how to effectively search for job? This course can help you engage in your job search and prepare the materials you’ll need to apply anyway! If you’re a full time student – this course is FREE to add. If you’re part-time contact Linda […]


Virtual Career Development

INTRODUCING THE CAREER RESOURCE PORTAL (CRP) This site is continuously updated with new content for you to get the resources you need when you need them. Want to view resume samples? Get ideas on interview questions? Create a job search plan or find job openings? Start with the Career Resources Portal. This Google Site requires […]


Graduate Students Get Career Ready – 2021

Attention Graduate Students! Two HUGE recruiting events coming up and how to be prepared A prep session for the WFU Career Fair  Job Search Strategies for Grad Students upcoming workshop Link to jobs and internship postings Diversity Matters and the Student-Athlete Career Development and Networking Night have been merged into one amazing event this Spring. Currently, 25 employers will […]


Career Workshops for Fall 2020

Resume Revamp, Tuesday September 28 at 8pm EST Join Linda Whited on Zoom to discuss best practices on resumes and edit yours. There will be plenty of time for questions and even screen sharing to get feedback.     Leverage LinkedIn, Tuesday October 13 at 8pm EST LinkedIn is incredibly valuable for students like you! […]


Virtual Career Development for Fall 2020

Connect with your Career Coach CHAT WITH US   At anytime, you can talk to a live coach through the chat feature on the OPCD’s Website. If a coach is unavailable to answer you immediately, then one will respond as soon as they can. You can also email your coach, Linda Whited directly for a […]


What is GRD 717: Career Planning for Graduate Students?

This course can help you engage in your job search and prepare the materials you’ll need to apply anyway! If you’re a full time student – this course is FREE to add. If you’re part-time contact Linda for details on taking the course. It’s all online over 7 weeks. It’s pass/fail and facilitated by Linda […]


Spring Break = no class and time for career exploration!

I’m sure you are counting down the days or hours until Spring break starts! As you plan for work and fun (I hope), here are some ideas to invest in your career planning! 1. Update your resume. Ensure it is tailored, complete and without error. Need another set of eyes to provide feedback? Career Coach […]


Attend this career fair from home

  Join the 8th Annual 2020 GCC PhD & Master’s Virtual Career Expo This online event connects recruiters and  job seekers from everywhere. Chat in real-time with employers who have open career opportunities —you only need a computer and internet access to participate.  What is the Virtual Career Expo (VCE)?  The VCE is a single day, […]


Up Your Networking Game: February 19

The Graduate School is hosting area communications expert Katie Marshall for a free event on networking. As a graduate student, you probably don’t like the idea of networking and maybe you don’t engage in it either. We want to provide you hands-on training in creating connections with strangers, starting and ending conversations, embracing awkward situations, […]


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