Professional Development

Professional development, improving and increasing one's skill sets, is important at every stage of graduate education and beyond. At FSU, numerous professional development opportunities are offered by academic departments/programs, the Center for Teaching & Learning, the Career Center, and the Graduate School.

Career Options Resources

The Florida State University prides itself in assisting graduate students in their job searches and career choices. Some valuable career options resources available to graduate and professional students include:

Other Professional Development Opportunities

Some of the professional development opportunities offered outside of the Graduate School include the Diversity Leadership Mentoring Program  which provides mentoring opportunities for graduate students.


Professional Development Workshop Series

Working closely with outstanding research faculty, administrators and staff, The Graduate School offers a wide range of workshops designed to equip students to achieve their educational and career goals.

Preparing Future Faculty (PFF)

PFF assists doctoral students (and others headed toward academic careers) prepare for future faculty work.

Preparing Future Professionals (PFP)

PFP assists students prepare for future professional work in the public or private sectors.

Program for Instructional Excellence (PIE)

The Program for Instructional Excellence (PIE), a unit of The Graduate School, strives to enrich the learning experience for undergraduate students at FSU by supporting the teaching efforts of graduate student teaching assistants through its various services. PIE offers professional development programs that create opportunities to foster a sense of collaboration and community among all graduate student teaching assistants at FSU.


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Versatile PhD

An online resource designed to help STEM, humanities, social science PhDs identify, prepare for, and succeed in non-academic careers. Graduate students, faculty, and others have free access to premium resources provided through the University's subscription to Versatile PhD. For access, please start by clicking here to authenticate yourself as a Florida State University affiliate.