Professional Development Workshops & Resources


Throughout the year, the College of Engineering Office of Graduate Education provides various resources and opportunities to support our students with their professional development.  CoE graduate students are invited to explore our Professional Development Series, to gain key skill sets and strategies to enhance their graduate experience and to support the transition into their career.

The following list is a schedule of upcoming professional development activities and resources.  Please continue to check in for additional offerings posted throughout the year.  All events are free, but registration is required.  We welcome your questions and suggestions for professional development programming and resources, by sending an email to Andria Rose,

Upcoming Events Coordinated by the CoE Office of Graduate Education & Affiliates

Coming soon

Past Events Coordinated by the CoE Office of Graduate Education

3/28/17 Scientific Writing Workshop

3/14/17 A Thousand Cuts: CRLT Players Skit and Workshop

2/22/17 Understanding Implicit Bias: The Largest Roadblock for the Global STEM Workforce

2/16/17 Understanding Cultural Norms to Avoid Social Mistakes in the U.S.

2/15/17 Using Improvisation to Improve Your Presentation Skills

1/18/17 Difficult Conversations Workshop

1/18/17 Wellness Workshop

12/6/16 How to Foster Productive Mentoring Relationships

11/22/16 Employment-based U.S. Permanent Residency Information Workshop

11/1/16 Impostor Syndrome Workshop

10/5/16 Work/Life Balance Workshop

9/28/2016 Fellowship Application Workshop

8/18/16 Non-traditional PhD Career Panel

5/11/16 Unconscious Bias Workshop

12/2/15 Best Practices for Organizing Your Personal Files and Research Data

11/20/15 Personal Wellness Workshop 

11/11/15 Project Management Workshop

9/23/2015 Fellowship Application Workshop

10/28/15 Tackling Your Taxes

10/30/15 Engineering Graduate Symposium

8/4/15 Time Management for Busy People Workshop

6/11/15 Transforming Invention into Innovation

5/11/15 Making the Most of Your First Summer in Graduate School

4/15/15 Speed Reading & Retention 

2/17/15 Preparing for Your Defense

10/15/14 Cultural Adjustment Rollercoaster

9/18/14 Beyond the Master's Panel

U-M Campus Events for Graduate Students
There are numerous offices on campus that offer a variety of activities and events for graduate students.  Check-out a list of these campus resources and their event calendars here.

Resources for Student Success

Links are provided for funding, an information resource guide, a professional development lending library, webinars, etc.