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Professional Skills

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The Graduate College offers a wide variety of programming fostering development of essential skills, both for personal and professional life. Example skills include communication, conflict resolution, relationship management, building resilience, diversity, equity and inclusion, self-awareness, academic writing and presentations, library resources and research tools, information security, and more. The workshops are facilitated by faculty and professional staff from around the University and encourage attendees to engage in discussion and further exploration of the topic.

Fall 2021

Recognizing & Mitigating the Impact of Implicit Bias

Patience Ajoff-FosterWith Patience Ajoff-Foster, PhD, CDP®, Executive Director for Diversity and Inclusive Culture

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
12 - 1 p.m. ET
Virtual via Zoom

Description: Communicating effectively across difference is an important part of making sure that all we all feel welcome, included, and empowered to excel.

In this interactive workshop, participants will engage in activities that enhance self-awareness by working together to understand how speech and behavior can be implicitly invalidating or demeaning, and how to learn from and lead through those moments.  

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Strategies for Successfully Transitioning from Graduate School to Your Professional Roles

Alonzo M. Flowers III - Drexel Univeristy Assistant Professor for MS in Higher EducationWith Alonzo M. Flowers, III, PhD, Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Graduate College & Associate Professor in the School of Education

Thursday, October 28, 2021
12 - 1 p.m. ET
Virtual via Zoom

Description: As a graduate student, career planning is a crucial part of the educational process. As such, the aim of the session is to provide graduate students with critical strategies to help them outline the steps and skills necessary to succeed in graduate school and transition into their future career roles.

This session will be recorded and archived here for later viewing.

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If you have a documented disability and would like to request accommodations, please contact Disability Resources at 215.895.1401 or We greatly appreciate 72 hours of advance notice for these requests.

More Events

For more professional development workshops, click on the topics in the left-hand menu or visit our Events page for a complete list of events for graduate students and postdocs.