Texas Tech University

Professional Development


A successful career after graduate school requires more than academic knowledge and skills, whether you choose to pursue a job in an academic, industry, government or non-profit organization. You also need to build core competencies in critical thinking, leadership and management, domain-specific knowledge, communication, professionalism, teamwork, and ethics.

You should start developing these core competencies as soon as you begin graduate school, and professional development opportunities at TTU can help!

The Graduate School offers events, workshops, peer-mentoring, and social media profiles for enrolled graduate students. We also work with other campus groups – such as the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, the Ethics Center, the Graduate Student Advisory Council, and the Center for Campus Life – to provide additional professional development opportunities and resources throughout the year. Follow the Graduate School's Calendar of Events for the latest offerings:

Whether your aspirations are an academic position or a career outside academia, the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs and the Graduate School are committed to providing ongoing professional development that realizes the University's mission for innovative scholarship, research, and teaching. We are dedicated to preparing graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to be ethical leaders for a diverse and globally competitive workforce.

If you would like to learn more about the professional development opportunities available for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, please contact us. Your professional development begins today at TTU. From here, it's possible!