University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Professional Development

Professional development includes acquisition of the skills of effective scholarly communication and participation in the community of scholars in your department and discipline. In this spirit, you are expected to:

  • Attend and actively participate in Departmental and Program seminars
  • Actively participate in journal clubs and other informal gatherings
  • Present the results of your research at Departmental, regional, national or international meetings at least once each year
  • Join the appropriate scientific societies (students have substantially discounted rates that include subscriptions.)
  • Stay current on the scientific developments within your field using primary research literature and reviews from important scientific journals, general as well as specific
  • Participate in appropriate interactions with invited speakers and faculty candidates by attending seminars, graduate student meetings, and meals with guest faculty.