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Professional Development 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.

Academic Cover Letter
Speaker: Eberly Writing Studio
Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Grant Writing Workshop 
Speaker: Megan Kruger, Evaluation and Research Specialist WVU Extention
Date: Friday, October 14, 2022

II. Career Seminar Series - Job Offers and Benefits: Know What You’re Worth
Speaker: Jessie Barclay and Carla Celik
Date: Friday, April 1, 2022

I. Career Seminar Series - Interviewing Skills: Perform Under Pressure
Presenters: Kelly Stewart and Yvonne Gonzalez
Date: Friday, March 25, 2022

A Guide to Student Research and Navigating the IRB Process
Speaker: Joseph Malcolm, IRB Administrator
Date: February 25, 2022

The Tax Talk
Speaker: Yaw Awuah, Ph.D student in accounting at WVU
Date: February 7, 2022

II. Career Seminar: Networking and Job Search (Focusing on Non-Academic Jobs)
Speaker: Rob Barricelli and Kelly Stewart
Date: November 12, 2021

I. Career Seminar: Resume/CV and Letter Writing
Speaker: Jessie Barclay and Carla Celik
Date: November 5, 2021

Investing 101: Making your Money Work for You
Speaker: Dr. Naomi Boyd, Associate Dean for Outreach, Innovation, and Engagement from John Chambers College of Business and Economics
Date: September 24, 2021

Maintaining Personal Relationships While in Graduate School
Speaker: Tina Jernigan, Assistant Dean for Student Life at West Virginia University College of Law and Gallup-certified strengths coach
Date: July 14, 2021

Discussion on Imposter Syndrome 
Speaker: Dr. Christina Fattore
Date: June 17, 2021

How to Stand Out as a Top Candidate in the non-Academic Job Search
Speaker: Lee Ann Chan
Date: June 10, 2021

The Importance of Self Care and how the Carruth Center is a Valuable Resource
Speaker: Emily Melhorn and Emily Shrider
Date: May 2021

Financial Planning and Responsible Borrowing
Speaker: Jasmine Gonlin
Date: April 2021


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.