Preparing Future Leaders (PFL) is a premier leadership community where emerging innovators learn to thrive. Our mission is to inspire the life-long leader in all graduate students.

    Participants
    • Master's Students
    • Doctoral Students
    • Professional Students
    • Postdoc
    • Staff & Faculty
    Skills Emphasized
    • Lab management
    • Communication and presentation
    • Writing
    • Professional networking
    • Personal finance
    • Research development
    • Governance, risk and compliance
    • Project management and budget management
    • Job search
    • Mentoring
    • Leadership
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Teaching
    • Research ethics
    Services Offered
    • Career Counseling
    • Courses
    • Workshops
    • Seminars
    • Certificate programs
    External Partners
    • Private companies/industry
    • Non-profit organizations
    • Federal agencies
    • Other universities and/or colleges
    • Alumni
    • Entrepreneurs/Self-employed
    University Collaborations
    • Career services/career center
    • Communications program
    • Writing program or writing center
    • Office of graduate fellowships & awards
    • Teaching and learning center
    • University libraries
    • University extension unit

     

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