Career Development for Graduate Students
The Graduate Academy, a collaborative project of the Office of Graduate Education & Life and Academic Innovation, is comprised of programs that help graduate and professional students complete their degrees, teach and research effectively, and plan for their careers. Our goal is to enhance graduate students’ experience at WVU by preparing them for academic and nonacademic positions to increase their competitiveness in the job market.
Graduate Academy programs focus on a core group of transferable skills that contribute to graduate school and career success:
Click here to view our Transferable Skills chart.
- Communication Skills in Writing and Speaking
- Teaching at the College Level
- Leadership, Management, and Entrepreneurial Skills
- Research and Scholarship
- Career Exploration
Professional Development Workshop Series
Workshops throughout the year address topics such as academic writing, college teaching, conference presentations, publishing research, deciding on a career path, effective communication skills, and personal development.
For the Fall 2013 workshop schedule click here:
Graduate Academy Courses: Fall 2013
These courses for academic credit provide a comprehensive introduction to academic careers.
Scientific Writing for Non-Native English Speakers
GRAD 693A, CRN 86957, MW, 2:30-3:45
This course is intended for graduate students in the sciences or social sciences who are not native speakers of English. The course will provide individualized writing support and instruction for writing research papers at the graduate level. Students will be encouraged to work on papers related to their own research.
Instructors: Dr. Jenny Douglas, Ms. Iwona Cynk-Dahlep
Seminar in 21st Century Teaching: Classroom Assessment Techniques
GRAD 694C, CRN 86865, T, 2:30-3:45
This one-credit course provides practical techniques for incorporating active learning into college classes. Through discussion and teaching mini lessons, we will explore the most relevant classroom assessment techniques for students’ own teaching.
Instructor: Dr. Amy Kuhn
GRAD 593, CRN 89117, T 5:30-6:45
This course explores fundamental leadership theories and enables students to apply these theories to their own experience. Through discussion and reflection, students will gain insights into their own leadership potential.
Instructor: Robert Wickboldt, retired Naval Master Chief