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College of Graduate Studies

Physical Address:

Morrill Hall Room 104

Mailing Address:

College of Graduate Studies
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3017
Moscow, ID 83844-3017

Phone: (208) 885-2647

Fax: (208) 885-6198

Email: uigrad@uidaho.edu

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Professional Development Initiative (PDI)

Welcome!

Professional Development Initiative (PDI) creates and coordinates events, workshops, classes and provides services that will help ensure the success of graduate students, postdocs and other early career trainees academically and in their careers.

These workshops cover:

  • Career planning
  • Job readiness
  • Writing
  • Science communication
  • Work-life balance skills

Certificates of completion are available for graduate students who complete all of the workshops in either the writing or career preparation tracks. For more information contact the PDI Coordinator (yvonnen@uidaho.edu).

Workshops schedule 2017-18  

All workshops 2-2:45 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.

Career Track: Overview to Career Services & Career Planning Strategies (Options, Resources)
Date: Sept. 19, 2017
Facilitators: Nicole Campbell & Jen Smith 
Venue: IRIC 305

Writing Track: Citation Management and Library Resources for grad students and postdocs
Date: Sept. 21, 2017
Facilitator: Jylisa Doney
Venue: Library Room 212A

Career Track: Effective Mentoring Strategies
Date: Oct. 3, 2017
Facilitators: David Pfeiffer
Venue: Aurora Room, Idaho Commons

Writing Track: Abstracts
Date: Oct. 25, 2017
Facilitators: Jamaica Ritcher & Samantha Burns
Time: 4-4:45 p.m.
Venue: Crest Room, Idaho Commons

Career Track: Resume and CV Writing
Date: Oct. 26, 2017
Facilitator: Eric Anderson
Venue: Crest Room, Idaho Commons

Work-Life Balance: Mindfulness Training
Date: Nov. 7, 2017
Facilitator: Jamie Derrick
Venue: Crest Room, Idaho Commons

Tips for Writing: Cover Letters, LOQ, Teaching Statement, and Research Statement
Date: Nov. 14, 2017
Facilitators: Nicole Campbell & Rachel Otto
Venue: Crest Room, Idaho Commons

Writing Track: Document Formatting in MS Word
Date: Nov. 29, 2017
Facilitators: Jamaica Ritcher & Samantha Burns
Time: 4-4:45 p.m.
Venue: Crest Room, Idaho Commons

Networking: How to and Why Network
Date: Jan. 16, 2018
Facilitators: Nicole Campbell & Andrew Schaffer
Venue: Crest Room, Idaho Commons

Career Track: Interviewing Strategies
Date: Feb. 15, 2018
Facilitators: Andrew Schaffer & Eric Anderson
Venue: Crest Room, Idaho Commons

Career Track: Salary & Benefit Negotiations
Date: March 20, 2018
Facilitators: Rachel Otto and Jen Smith
Venue: Crest Room, Idaho Commons

Career Track: How to Identify & Sell Your Transferable Skills as a Grad Student/PostDoc
Date: April 5, 2018
Facilitators: Eric Anderson & Jen Smith
Venue: Aurora Room, Idaho Commons

Contact

College of Graduate Studies

Physical Address:

Morrill Hall Room 104

Mailing Address:

College of Graduate Studies
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3017
Moscow, ID 83844-3017

Phone: (208) 885-2647

Fax: (208) 885-6198

Email: uigrad@uidaho.edu

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