There was a time when graduate students only had to have an impressive CV or resume to land a job interview. Not anymore. To be competitive, today’s job applicants must possess essential workplace communication skills and experiences prior to graduation. To help students get a head start on their careers, the Graduate School Professional Development Program offers one-day workshops and elective courses focused on upgrading professional survival skills. The offerings cover grant writing, presenting effectively, developing a professional image, and writing for publication (offered online). All courses are for-credit electives, pass no-pass. Details include the following: