Professional Development Series

The Professional Development Series provides the Wayne State community with learning opportunities ideal for graduate students and postdocs. Every event covers one or more of the following areas of development: 

  • Research (e.g. statistical analysis, grant writing)
  • Instructional Development (e.g. Graduate Teaching Assistants orientation)
  • Career Readiness (e.g. building your brand)

To submit your professional development event to our calendar, please fill out this form. Submitted events must be applicable to graduate students and have a unique registration link. 

To watch past events, check out the archive. '

Check back later to see more events for the Fall 2021 semester. 

  • Aug. 24: Grad School 101

    Date: Aug. 24, 2021
    Time: 3 - 5 p.m. 
    Location: Zoom

    Register Here

    Learn about the crucial services that the Wayne State University Graduate School provides to ease the transition back to school. Graduate School associate deans will provide an overview of services and share what you can expect as a master's or Ph.D. student. You will also hear presentations from the Academic Success Center, CAPS, Career Services, and Campus Health Center. 

  • Aug. 31: DISC Personality Test

    Date: Aug. 31, 2021
    Time: 1 - 4 p.m. 
    Location: Zoom

    Register Here

    How well do you work with others? Wonder why you relate so well with some colleagues but cannot work with others? The DISC personality test is a great way to learn about your personal working habits as well as those of others. Attendees will take a DISC assessment test and then learn what the results mean for them and those around them. This is great for any graduate students or faculty who frequently work in collaborative capacities or have a big upcoming group project.