Professional Development Seminar Series-Graduate Education - Carnegie Mellon University

Professional Development Seminar Series

This series provides seminars in business, management and communications skills geared to better prepare our graduate students for successful careers in academic, corporate, public and research sectors. The seminars provide graduate students with a practical knowledge of the basic professional skillsets including:

  • Leadership
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching
  • Financial and management roles

Seminars also provide information relevant to developing multiple employment options, adaptable skills, and focused, holistic self-knowledge. Students will be sent a registration link by email.


Versatile PhD Information Sessions
Session 1 >> Tuesday, April 7 at 10-11 a.m. – Rangos 3, Cohon University Center, 2nd floor
Session 2 >> Wednesday, April 8 at 2-3 p.m. –  Pake Room, Cohon University Center, 2nd floor
This session will introduce Versatile PhD and all its resources!  Versatile PhD is an online resource designed to help humanities, social science and STEM PhD students identify, prepare for, and succeed in non-academic careers. CMU graduate students, faculty, alumni and others have free access to premium resources provided through the University's subscription to Versatile PhD.  Attendees will know how to log in and navigate Versatile PhD, understand the benefits provided through the University’s subscription, and view the resource pages of the tool.
Registration is required:

Deciding between Academia and Industry with a PhD in a STEM Discipline: Perspectives Panel
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Noon-1 p.m.
Making career decisions?  Did you enter your Ph.D. program thinking you wanted to be in industry or a faculty member but now aren’t so sure?  Would you be interested in hearing from Carnegie Mellon faculty who have experience in both to provide insights, advice and considerations?  Then please join us for this panel discussion where several members of the faculty who have working in both arenas will share their perspectives.  Registration is required.  Please register by March 28th at:

Further Information

For further information on Professional Development Seminars,  please contact:

Jamie Rossi
Assistant Director of Graduate Student Initiatives
524 Warner Hall
5000 Forbes Avenue
Carnegie Mellon University

Information from Past Seminars