Graduate Professional Development

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.


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.

Event Calendar

Get involved! There are workshops and events that will help you at every stage of your graduate student life.

Graduate Career Guide

How will you find your dream job? This graduate student career guide is the key. You will find advice and resources aimed at preparing you for your first professional or academic position – and beyond.

Teach Effectively

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

Versatile PhD

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.

Other University Career and Professional Development Resources

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