Career and Professional Development

Career and Professional Development

  • Career and Professional Development

    You are more than a graduate student. After completing your degree, you must be prepared to confidently venture into competitive academic programs or professional work environments. Join us for our Professional Wednesday career and professional development series.


  • Spring 2021 Schedule

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    January 27 | Strategize Your Job Search Using Relevant & Reliable Sources | More Information

    Strategize Your Job Search Using Relevant & Reliable Sources

    Having trouble finding the job you want? Don’t know where to start? Let the SHSU Career Center show you the way. Learn how to utilize the most trusted job search platforms and how to search for a variety of career opportunities.

    View presentation here. | LinkedIn Tips | Career Research

    February 10 | Netiquette & Etiquette | More Information

    Netiquette & Etiquette

    Knowing how to present oneself in different settings is key for academic and professional success. Tune in and dialogue with veteran industry professionals who will share strategies for appropriately engaging in both physical and digital spaces.

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    February 24 | Letters of Recommendation - Who? Why? When? | More Information

    Letters of Recommendation - Who? Why? When?

    Asking for a recommendation letter does not have to be a daunting task. If prepared, it's as easy as 1-2-3. Join us and learn about the three W's - Whom should you ask? Why should you ask? When is an optimal time to do so?

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    March 3 | Diversity & Inclusion | More Information

    Diversity & Inclusion

    What does diversity and inclusion mean to you? As we navigate our interconnected world, it is vital to embrace the differences in ourselves and those of others. Join us to understand the value of marketing your unique talents and promoting inclusivity in the workplace.

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    March 24 | Preparing for the Academic Job Market | More Information

    Preparing for the Academic Job Market

    Applying for academic jobs and careers is a unique experience. Because of this, hiring committees often require applicants to provide specific materials and display a distinct set of skills. Join Dr. Chien-pin Li, Dean of the SHSU College of Humanities & Social Sciences, as he shares his wisdom on these topics and sets you up for job market success.

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    April 7 | Interviewing Techniques & Salary Negotiation | More Information

    Interviewing Techniques & Salary Negotiation

    "Tell me a little bit about yourself." If you struggle during interviews, this presentation will help you overcome your fears. Longtime professionals will provide strategies to help you ace your next big interview and will guide you through the salary negotiation process.

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    April 21 | Need Funding? Here's How… | More Information

    Need Funding? Here's How…

    Don't miss out on another professional growth opportunity because you lack the financial support to participate. Take advantage of the expertise from staff at the SHSU Office of Research & Sponsored Programs. ORSP personnel will review a variety of funding options and show you how to apply.

    ***Sessions are held on Wednesdays from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CST via Zoom
    ***All sessions recorded and posted here

  • Fall 2020 Schedule

    Wednesday, 9/2 – Now You’re in Grad School View Presentation.

    Wednesday, 9/9 – Academic Wellness View Presentation..

    Wednesday, 9/23 – How to Read as a Graduate Student View Presentation.

    Wednesday, 10/14 – Write Now – Resume, Vitae, & Cover Letter Tips & Tricks View Presentation.

    Wednesday, 10/21 – Let’s Get Personal – Crafting a Winning Personal Statement View Presentation.

    Wednesday, 11/4 – Study Skills View Presentation.

    Wednesday, 11/18 – Overcoming Test Anxiety & Writer’s Block View Presentation.