Graduate Professional Development for Master's Students

Whether pursuing a master's degree to build your professional profile or procuring one as a stepping stone to a PhD, the University at Buffalo has resources to utilize as you forge your path to professional success. We've compiled several resources to build your skillset in eight key areas: research & research impacts, teaching & mentoring, communication, career management, leadership, entrepreneurship & innovation, wellness & life balance, and equity & inclusion. Explore both internal and external resources for each category below.

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Career Management & Self Development

Resources for career exploration strategies, job search strategies, CV writing, converting your CV to a resume, resume writing, alumni networking, career panels and more.

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Find resources for writing, publishing, presentation skills, communicating your research, dissertation workshops and more.

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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Find resources for entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and innovation.

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Equity & Inclusion

Resources on diversity statements, DEI training and more.

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Resources for team building, supervising, lab/group management, conflict resolution and more.

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Research & Research Impacts

Get resources about grant writing, fellowships, study design, research ethics and more.

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Teaching & Mentoring

Find resources to develop mentoring skills, teaching skill development, effective teaching for academic careers and more.

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Wellness & Life Balance

Find resources for conflict management, stress management, financial management, time management, productivity and more.

Upcoming Events

The Graduate School co-sponsors a number of events for graduate and professional students. Our featured events are focused on networking, financial and mental wellness, career readiness and more. From workshops to seminars to world-renowned speakers, there are hundreds of opportunities to learn at UB. Visit the Events for Graduate and Professional Students page to view upcoming events and recordings to past workshops.