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Professional and Career Development

A key mission of the Graduate School is to work closely with departments, faculty, and students to provide the information and support for successful graduate study. The Graduate School offers a number of opportunities through workshops and events. Additionally, staff members are very willing to provide more focused assistance regarding topics such as recruitment, thesis and dissertation preparation, or financial awards to groups of students or faculty in individual departments.

Professional Development Listserv:

Our Professional Development Listserv gives graduate students a range of professional development information. Topics include applying for jobs in a range of fields, resumes and curricula vitae, leadership, professional networking, teaching, communication, etc. Please follow the instructions below to subscribe to the list:

To Subscribe, send an e-mail to

  1. Leave the subject line blank of the e-mail
  2. In the body (not subject) of the e-mail enter the following:
    SUB NDSU-GRADSTU-PRO-DEVELOP yourfirstname yourlastname

Note: yourfirstname and yourlastname are your name (must be at least two words).

To access previously sent messages, go to the Professional Development Listserv Archive.

Career Services:

NDSU Career Center
NDSU Counseling Center (career counseling)
myIDP-Ph.D. Career Investigation
Other Resources

Upcoming Professional Development Events
Fall 2015 

Three Minute Thesis Competition: Overview and Helpful Hints
Wednesday, Sept. 16
1:00-2:00 pm, MU Prairie Rose
NDSU Graduate School & NDSU Communication Research and Training Center 

Translating Science Research for a Nonspecialist Audience
Wednesday, Sept. 23
1:00 – 1:30 pm, MU Hidata
Guest Speaker Carol Renner, Communications Manager—NDSU Office of Research and Creative Activity 

Graduate Student Career Success Series: Building Your Network Now
Tuesday, Sept. 29
12:00 – 1:00 pm, MU Arikara
Guest Speaker Annie Wood from Emerging Prairie

Additional events

Student Focused. Land Grant. Research University.

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NDSU Graduate School
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7033
Campus address:  106 Putnam Hall
Physical/delivery address:  NDSU Graduate School/106 Putnam Hall/1349 12th Avenue Northwest/Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address:  NDSU Dept. 2820/PO Box 6050/Fargo, ND 58108
Page manager: NDSU Graduate School

Last Updated: Friday, September 04, 2015 1:05:00 PM