Professional Development and Leadership


  • 1st Generation Mentorship Program

    The 1st Generation Mentorship Program's goal is to provide first-generation students with broadened academic and professional networking opportunities and advocacy through continued mentorship.

  • Academic Career Prep

    The Preparing for Faculty Careers course is designed for advanced doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars from any discipline who are considering a faculty career.

  • Non-Native Speaker Classes

    The Advanced English Skills for Non-Native Speakers series has 4 courses taught in small, intensive classes offered throughout the year designed to refine the proficiency and fluency in academic speaking and writing.

  • Teaching Strategies for Diverse Classrooms

    In this interactive workshop, participants engage in a common experience as the basis for discussing how some students may experience science learning environments differently from one another.

  • Mentoring in Research

    This two-day workshop provides hands-on training to improve the mentoring skills of participants. We will shed light on your mentoring style, and provide feedback for how to interact with mentees and mentors of differing styles.

  • Certificate in Critical Consciousness and Anti-Oppressive Praxis

    The goal of this certificate is to educate and prepare trainees with the tools necessary to navigate a dynamic future from a position of knowledge, empathy, and justice.

  • Someone Like Me

    The postdoc-graduate student mentoring program seeks to provide more professional guidance to graduate students from minoritized backgrounds, who often struggle to find relatable role models at the faculty level.