Graduate Professional Development

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We’re here to help you prepare for career success through opportunities and resources to build professional skills, prepare for your job search and enrich your personal development. We invite you to participate in professional development throughout your academic program to enhance your academic and professional success.

UB belongs to the the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) network. CIRTL is committed to advancing teaching in higher education.
The Graduate School, in partnership with the Center for Educational Innovation, is pleased to offer the annual conference for graduate teaching assistants.
The Graduate School co-sponsors dissertation retreats with the Center for Excellence in Writing. Dissertation retreats are multiple-day, focused writing events to help you make significant progress toward completion of major projects.
The Graduate School and the Center for Educational Innovation (CEI) are co-sponsoring a series of workshops open to all UB graduate students to teach you skills and techniques to be a more effective teacher. Look for new offerings each semester.
An 80,000 word thesis would take nine hours to present. Your time limit ... Three minutes.
Versatile PhD (VPhD) is the largest online community dedicated to non-academic and non-faculty careers for PhD graduates in humanities, social sciences and STEM fields.
Write Through is a series of articles highlighting the processes of writers who found their way through the dissertation process in a timely fashion. While everyone's process is unique, we hope you'll carry away some productive ideas and feel a little less isolated as you hear the voices of individuals who've been where you are and emerged triumphant in their dissertation journey.