UF Professional Development Workshops help graduate students gain information, insights, and skills they can use in academia and the job market. Each fall and spring semester, the series of workshops covers topics such as effective leadership, time management and research strategies, preparing for examinations and final defenses, getting manuscripts published, and obtaining student grants. 

    • Master's Students
    • Doctoral Students
    Skills Emphasized
    • Communication and presentation
    • Writing
    • Professional networking
    • Personal finance
    • Research development
    • Job search
    • Project management and budget management
    • Leadership
    • Research ethics
    Services Offered
    • Internships
    • Seminars
    • Workshops
    • Conferences
    • 3 Minute Thesis
    External Partners
    • Private companies/industry
    University Collaborations
    • Career Resource Center
    • Center for Written and Oral Communication
    • Office of Research
    • Teaching and learning center
    • University libraries
    • Student Government
    • Graduate and Family Housing
    • Center for Undergraduate Research
    • Counseling and Wellness Center
    • Graduate Student Advisory Council


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