PDP logoAbout Us: Preparing Professionals for Tomorrow

To succeed in many careers today, it is not enough to have a new degree or specialty. Increasingly, employers want diverse, well-rounded and adept knowledge workers who can move quickly from team to team and project to project. That’s why the Graduate School at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) supports graduate students and post-doctoral fellows with a Professional Development Program (PDP @ UAB), the only one of its kind in the state.

Directed by Dr. Kellie R. Carter, this unique program offers more than 30 courses and workshops – for graduate elective credit – in essential skillsets, such as ethics, leadership, mentoring, teaching, presenting, team building, writing and publishing, with the opportunity to earn professional certificates. PDP @ UAB also gives free instructional workshops to help students speed time to degree. Get job-ready before you graduate. Check out the PDP @ UAB.


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