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Professional Development

Develop professional skills and prepare for your future career.


The Office of Graduate Education and Life sponsors and cosponsors workshops, courses, and other events  to help graduate students explore career options and learn new skills in research, teaching, leadership, and writing.

Develop Skills for Success

WVU is an institutional member of the  National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, which offers resources on developing skills for success in academic careers. Graduate students may join this organization and access these resources for free by signing up through an "Institutional Sub-Account Membership."

Career Services

The WVU Career Services Center offers career counseling, resume and cover letter reviews, interview skills training, and career fairs.

Doctoral Net

OGEL offers access to DoctoralNet. DoctoralNet is an all-access online student support resource for building a thesis and dissertation through modules and directed help. There are also "office hours" available for students seeking personalized assistance. WVU master's and doctoral students have full access to this service for FREE. 

Digital Workshops

Below, you will find find recordings for previous digital workshops. Please check back regularly as this page will be updated as new events occur. Don't forget to check the schedule of upcoming events to register and have the opportunity to ask questions.

SPSS Workshop
Speaker: Dr. Julie Patrick, Professor of Psychology
Date: June 5, 2020

The Top 5 Tips on Thesis and Dissertation Writing
Speaker: Dr. Nathalie Singh-Cocoran, Program Coordinator of the Writing Studio
Date: June 22, 2020

Resumes and CVs: First Impressions are Everything
Speakers: Robert Barricelli and Jessica DeLillo, WVU Career Services Center
Date: July 9, 2020

Grant Writing Workshop
Speaker: Dr. Bernard Schreurs, Professor of Neuroscience
Date: July 23, 2020

Writing a Diversity Statement Workshop
Speaker: Dr. Ellen Belchior Rodrigues, Interim Director of the LGBTQ+ Center
Date: November 17, 2020