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This Semester's Professional Development Events

Professional Development Opportunities

Graduate Student Life offers an array of professional development events during the fall and spring semesters to help graduate students build the knowledge and skills to succeed in their degree programs and future careers. 

Graduate Student Life Fall 2019 Events

Graduate College Spring 2019 Programs for Graduate Students and PostDocs

OU Graduate Welcome Week 2019

Join us! The Graduate College will be welcoming all new and returning graduate students during the Graduate Welcome Week experience, coordinated by Graduate Student Life. Welcome Week provides various programs and information to assist graduate students in making OU their home away from home. Graduate Welcome Week activities promote the development of the whole student and aid in retention and progression. Click the first button below for a full description of the Welcome Week Activities. The second button allows you to sign up for the activities you want to participate in. We look forward to seeing you there.

GSL Welcome Week Activities

Welcome Week Sign Up Form


Graduate Student Life Navigation Series for Fall 2019

Participate in a series of "Lunch-And-Learn" events that focus on navigating common issues of graduate student life. More details will be shared after the start of the Fall 2019 semester.

Academic Job Search Series


Look for emails from GSL during the Fall 2019 about registering for these useful workshops designed to prepare graduate students for the academic job search.

Center for Teaching Excellence, Graduate Teaching Academy Events




The Center for Teaching Excellence has developed a number of Graduate Student Programs and online resources regarding Teaching Strategies for TAs.

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