Graduate Student Development

Together with Graduate School of New Brunswick (GSNB) and Professional Science Master's Program, we develop and offer workshops that will advance your career as a graduate student and improve your job prospects for academic and non-academic careers:

  • Reaching a Balance: Effective strategies to create healthy habits for work productivity, work-family balance
  • Acculturating to a New Setting: A workshop for international students to increase your understanding of the American culture as well as the culture of your department
  • Life after the PhD: Career advice for PhD for academic and non-academic careers
  • Reaching Maximum Outcomes in the Lab and at Home: How to negotiate in academic and personal settings
  • Managing versus Leading: How to lead your research and manage your lab
  • Academic Writing: Grant and manuscript writing, creating a writing circle
  • Making the Most of an Academic Conference: How to present yourself and your work and to network with a purpose
  • Mentoring and Coaching: How to be an effective mentor, coach, and a peer mentor

We also partner with faculty members and other academic units across campus to develop and sustain a vital community with mentoring relationships and peer mentoring groups being key to a successful scientific career. Through our mini-grant funding and other sponsored activities, programs are hosted across Rutgers designed with women and minority academics in mind. Ask your advisor or the RU FAIR Professor on your campus about mentoring activities in your neighborhood or contact us to propose something new.