Professional Development Resources

From writing support to distinguished alumni speakers and from exploring your career options to planning your career, the Division of Graduate Studies offers a variety of resources to help get you started.

Individual Development Plans (IDPs)

An Individual Development Plan (IDP) is a resource generated by graduate students and post docs to help guide their career development.

Find out more about why you should create an IDP and resources for helping your write your own.

Individual Development Plans

Writing Support

From peer support to help from retired professors, the Division of Graduate Studies provides many opportunities to help graduate students with their writing needs, including the "Write Time," Friday Writing Support Group, Writing Circles, and the Tutoring and Academic Engagement Center.

Writing Support

Career Discovery Resources

Imagine PhD: Free to all users, ImaginePhD is an online career exploration and planning tool for PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences.

Versatile PhD: Versatile PhD is the oldest, largest online community dedicated to non-academic and non-faculty career paths for PhDs in the humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields.

Career Discovery Resources

Distinguished Alumni Speaker Program

A graduate degree can be a gateway to many exciting career paths. Our Division of Graduate Studies alumni are doing amazing work—not just in higher education, but also in a variety of industries and organizations worldwide.

The Division of Graduate Studies invites distinguished alumni from a variety of backgrounds back to the Eugene campus to showcase their experience and knowledge for the next generation of students.

Distinguished Speakers

Statistical Support

The University of Oregon offers several resources that are designed to support graduate students working with R programming, statistics, SPSS, Stata, as well as other software and tools on request.

Statistical Resources