Graduate-Credit Professional Development Courses Old

For Graduate Students and Postdocs

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. 
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For Postdoctoral Trainees

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!

Introduction to Grant Writing

This ten-week course will help you develop the skills needed to effectively communicate scientific discoveries and to successfully compete for research training support. 
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Katz Graduate School of Business Micro-Credential: Leading People in Organizations

This four-course graduate credit business administration credential provides postdocs the opportunity to acquire essential professional skills needed to thrive in any career. 
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Request to Consult with an Advisor

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