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Professional Development

The Graduate School of the University of Charleston, S.C. partners with other departments on campus to provide numerous professional development opportunities including one-time events, workshop series, peer-to-peer mentoring, and career skill training. This variety of offerings allows students to develop a broad array of transferable skills throughout their graduate careers. Our goal is to prepare our graduates for the world beyond the classroom by advancing communication and research skills, as well as developing leadership, self-awareness, and professional adaptability.

Sponsored Activities and Events

Local Alumni Panel and Networking Reception - Friday, April 6th (6:00 - 8:00pm, EHHP Alumni Center, 86 Wentworth Street)

Join the Graduate School and the Graduate Student Association as we host local alumni to share about their experiences as a student, and how they contributed to their careers post-graduate studies. A Q&A session will briefly follow the panel before a networking reception consiting of hors d'oeuvres and refreshments; RSVP your spot today at!

Alumni Panel Reception

3MT Presentation and One-Button Studio Tour - Wednesday, March 14th (4:00 - 5:30pm, Addlestone Library, Room 227)

iMovie Workshop - Tuesday, March 13th (2:00 - 3:00pm, Addlestone Library, Room 120)

Intro to Grant-Writing Workshops (4:00 - 5:30pm, Education Center, Room 109)

3 Minute Thesis Competition - Find information about our new 3MT competition.  Winners receive an all-expense paid trip to represent the University of Charleston, South Carolina at the regional finals.

Research Poster Session - Thursday, March 1st, 2018 (2:00 - 4:00pm, Stern Center Ballroom). Sign up for our annual Research Poster Session and present your current project to the broader academic community for cash prizes. Deadline to submit applications: 5:00pm, Tuesday, February 20th.

Check for upcoming Graduate School events, GSA meetings, and Professional Development programs on our calendar. RSVP to any event at

Student Resources

Azikiwe Chandler

Addlestone Writing Lab - offers one-on-one assistance on the writing process and individualized critiques of current writing projects.

Thesis Resources - information and guides for developing, writing, and submitting masters theses.

School of Profesional Studies - offers online professional and technology development resources, business and marketing certificate courses, post-baccalaureate standardized test prep, and leadership training programs.

Career Resources

Kevin Ryan

Career Center - offers a number of resources and advising services for helping students make the most of their time in school and preparing professional for transitioning into successful careers beyond.

CougarJobLink - the university employment resource for current students and recent graduates, providing current listings for Graduate Assistantship positions as well as job and internship opportunities in the Greater Charleston area. - South Carolina's government employment portal provides listings for job openings with the state, including adjunct teaching positions with regional 2- and 4-year academic institutions.

CERRA South Carolina - The Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement, a comprehensive resource hub that offers extensive training and employment opportunities for prospective and current South Carolina teachers.

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