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Professional Development


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114 West David Boyd Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Telephone: 225-578-2311

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Graduate School Professional Development Resources

Regardless of what your career plans may be, your experience in graduate school should incorporate more than just coursework, research, presentations, and publications. The Graduate School provides resources and programs designed to enhance your graduate education experience. These opportunities will help prepare you for success in your future endeavors. Professional development is not just attending workshops; it happens while you pursue your degree. Begin today by exploring our resources below or visiting LSU's Continuing Education. If you have additional questions, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or feel free to contact our office. 

Several departments have graduate student conferences that provide opportunities for students to present their research alongside open calls for work from students at other universities. They frequently include world renowned keynote speakers. Many offer opportunities for interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary presentations as well. Some examples of these conferences include

  • LSU English Graduate Student Association’s Mardi Gras Conference
  • Department of French Studies Graduate Student Association Conference
  • History Graduate Student Association Conference
  • The LSU Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Graduate Student Conference
  • Department of Philosophy Graduate Student Conference 
  • The annual Comparative Literature Conference. 

LSU is now a member of the CIRTL Network, a Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning, and provides professional development, workshops, and graduate coursework that can lead to three levels of certification. 

Trainings are offered regularly through the Faculty Technology Center, a part of LSU's ITS office. Frequent topics include Moodle, Qualtrics, TurningPoint, and other technologies that impact teaching and learning.

Lynda Campus offers video-based online courses for software, design, and business skills training. Commonly used software courses include the Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, and social media. The Microsoft Imagine program offers over 300 e-learning courses and opportunities for Information Technology industry certifications.

The Olinde Career Center and Handshake are excellent resources for job postings, networking events, and workshops. Check out Going Global for International job postings.