Graduate Professional and Academic Development

The Division of Graduate Studies offers professional development workshops for KSU graduate students.  The one-hour Graduate Professional and Academic Development (GPAD) workshops are free to KSU graduate students, and are multidisciplinary in nature.  The GPAD workshops are offered during a one-week block in the Fall and Spring semesters.  Several of the GPAD workshops are also offered prior to the start of the Fall and Spring semesters, as part of Graduate Student Orientation (GSO). 

At Kent State University, we value the growth of our community.  That's why we offer professional development workshops that help students set and achieve their goals.  The sessions will help you develop an interdisciplinary outlook that's applicable to success in the real world.  From identifying your personal preferences to setting professional objectives, we help you map out your goals. 

The GPAD workshops are a collaborative initiative between the Division of Graduate Studies and other campus units including University Libraries, Research and Sponsored Programs, Information Services, the Multicultural Center, and the Career Services Center.  Facilitated by university faculty, administrators, and teaching fellows, the GPAD workshops include topics such as technology tools, searching for grant funding, writing a literature review, working with Blackboard Learn, and negotiating a job salary/offer.  

Light refreshments are provided at each of the GPAD workshops and pre-registration is preferred.  Please contact Dr. Kate McAnulty at or 330-672-2180 with questions. 

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