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.


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The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition celebrates the exciting research conducted by PhD students by celebrating their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.



UB is one of 43 U.S. research universities belonging to the CIRTL (Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning) network. CIRTL is committed to advancing the teaching of STEM disciplines in higher education.

Conference for Graduate Teaching Assistants

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This half-day event is designed to help prepare graduate students for success in their instructional roles at UB and beyond. Through interactive presentations and discussions, participants will gain knowledge on effective teaching practices, learn tips and best practices from other TAs, network with peers, and be connected to instruction related services and resources.

Teach Effectively

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Develop your teaching skills and techniques and become a more effective teacher through in-person workshops and online training programs.

Versatile PhD

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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

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Write Through is a series of articles highlighting the processes of writers who found their way through the dissertation process in a timely fashion.

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