Professional Development

We strive to prepare our graduate students and postdoctoral scholars for a professional future in the sciences through the following elements:

Leadership Opportunities

CSMC students and postdocs have recurring opportunities to develop and refine their leadership and mentoring skills by serving as research team leads, participating in the Student Counil for Innovation, and acting as leaders in other Outreach and Broadening Participation elements. 

Writing Workshops

The CSMC holds scientific writing workshops to help graduate students hone their technical writing skills in preparation for writing manuscripts and scientific journal articles. 

Professional Development Workshops

Throughout the year, the Center sponsors and participates in professional development workshops focused on project management, mentoring, ethics, writing, teamwork, presentations, interviews, and entrepreneurship.