The Graduate School provides a wealth of professional development workshops, courses, and resources to supplement our students' academic and scholarly endeavors:

Professional Development Calendar

This calendar provides students with a list of workshops, lectures, symposia, and other events related to professional development and career preparation.

Professional Development Courses & Workshops

The Graduate School has developed special courses and workshops that are designed to enhance graduate education and provide students with the tools and resources they need to succeed in graduate school and beyond.

  • Responsible and Ethical Research (16:486:501)
  • Excellence in Mentorship Fellows Program (16:186:601/603)
  • Scientific Writing for the 21st Century (16:186:602)
  • Writing for the Dissertation (16:186:604)

Teaching Assistant Project (TAP)

A multitiered initiative to promote excellence in undergraduate and graduate education at Rutgers–New Brunswick, through the professional development of the graduate student teaching staff.


The resource center for graduate student external support. Information on how to apply for external merit-based grants and fellowships as a graduate student.

PreDoctoral Leadership Development Institute (PLDI)

Traditional discipline-based doctoral education is devoted to preparing students for careers in scholarship and teaching, however, a critical need exists for individuals who also understand the structure and dynamics of colleges and universities, know the challenges these institutions face, and possess the interpersonal and organizational knowledge to provide effective and ethical leadership in addressing the critical issues confronting higher education.

Career Services

Career Services provides resources and workshops that help students professionalize and pursue meaningful careers following degree completion.


Mentor Training & Mentoring Resources

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Resources

Evaluation and Assessment Tools & Resources

Best Practice in Professional Development