Professional Development

GEOG 695B: Professional Development

Fridays 1:30-3:00
ENR2 #S-495, unless otherwise indicated

Dr. Connie Woodhouse
Office: ENR2 S526


This course is designed to support graduate students in their current work and as they move towards future careers. It is offered through a series of workshops scheduled approximately once every two weeks (schedule varies to accommodate conferences, SAGA meetings, and other key events). Some sessions are designed for graduate students at any level. Others are specifically addressed to students at different stages in their programs.  Sessions are lead by a variety of different faculty members.  They are interactive and discussion-oriented.

Session topics include:

•    Proposal writing
•    Publishing (submitting manuscripts and the review process)
•    Presentation practice (and conference participation strategies)
•    Finding a job (academic and non-academic, including interview skills)
•    Writing a CV

Other topics will be in response to student needs (e.g., TA and RA issues, ethics in the classroom or in research, work/family life balance). SAGA meetings will be one venue for determining student needs each semester.

CREDIT: Credit is optional, but students who participate in at least six sessions are eligible for 1 unit of graduate credit for 695B. You may register on completion of six sessions. See Elizabeth Cordova ( for registration procedures.


RESOURCES  (links to articles and web pages to accompany seminar sessions and also for general reference)