Welcome to the ODU Preparing Future Faculty (PFF). It is the mission of the ODU PFF program to expose graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to the diverse roles, responsibilities, and rewards of an academic career. In doing so it focuses particularly on the teaching and service roles sometimes not included in doctoral training. GFundamental research skills, such as grant writing, publishing, and academic job searching, are also addressed.

    Participants
    • Master's Students
    • Doctoral Students
     
    Skills Emphasized
    • Communication and presentation
    • Writing
    • Professional networking
    • Research development
    • Governance, risk and compliance
    • Mentoring
    • Teaching
    • Research ethics
    Services Offered
    • Career Counseling
    • Courses
    • Workshops
    • Seminars
    External Partners
    • Other universities and/or colleges
    University Collaborations
    • Career services/career center
    • Writing program or writing center
    • Office of graduate fellowships & awards
    • Teaching and learning center
    • University libraries

     

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