Graduate Professional Development Course is the Graduate Division's multi-track professional development series designed to prepare graduate students for success while at UC Merced and beyond.
In addition to these opportunities, be sure to check out our virtual Graduate Resource Center, which contains a wealth of information that is helpful for students at all stages of their graduate careers.
Our tracks are as follows (click on each track to see a sampling of past programming):
Preparing Future Faculty
The academic job market can be difficult to navigate under the best circumstances. If you are considering or have decided to pursue a career in the academy, be sure to check out these sessions. Topics range from how to prepare for the academic interview, discussions of post-doctoral fellowship opportunities, making the transition from graduate student to faculty, and how to thrive as faculty of color or international faculty.
Have an idea for a professional development series, workshop, or activity that you'd like to see from UC Merced Graduate Division? Be sure to email us!