Professional Development

You have numerous opportunities as a graduate student to develop your professional skills and prepare for your career. Below are some important resources offered by the College of Engineering and others.

Conference Travel Grants

Funds for engineering Ph.D. candidates traveling to professional conferences to present papers on their research.


Wide range of free workshops for engineering graduate students and postdocs.

Teaching Experiences

College-level and University-level teaching experiences, seminars, and certificates.

Research-Related Experiences

Graduate-level opportunities for internships, co-ops, and research-related training.

Mentoring Information

Mentorship guides and opportunities to mentor undergraduate student researchers.

Entrepreneurship Resources

Resources for developing and commercializing intellectual property.

Internship, Post-Doc, and Job Search Information

Internship, co-op, and job search information.

Also, be sure to download a Career Development Planning Worksheet (PDF) and review this checklist of professional development experiences — how many have you had?