Graduate Credit Professional Development Courses for Postdoctoral Trainees

OVERVIEW

As a doctoral student, you most likely had little or no exposure to the types of structured career or professional development courses that are now being provided to many current doctoral students. Whereas, the noncredit professional development workshops presently provided for postdoctoral trainees at the University of Pittsburgh serve as valuable overviews, these programs cannot provide the depth and scope of content provided within graduate-level, professionally-related coursework.

Previously, non-degree seeking students could only enroll in graduate credit courses by special permission or on a space available basis. Priority registration has always been afforded to degree-seeking students so seats in graduate credit professional development courses very seldom became available to postdocs who were not seeking an additional degree…until now!

Foundations of Successful Career Planning and Development

This course provides foundational training in career planning and professional development and spans a consecutive Fall and Spring term. Registration begins in the fall semester. | Learn More or Apply >

Introduction to Grant Writing

This eight week course will develop the skills needed to effectively communicate scientific discoveries and to successfully compete for research training support.
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Request to Consult with an Advisor

If you have any questions, email postdoc@hs.pitt.edu or call (412) 648-8486
to talk with an advisor.