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Academic Chats

Could a faculty career be in your future? Attend Academic Chats to explore skills and experience to help you prepare from Stanford faculty and staff.

Communicating Effectively with Your Advisor

Want to learn skills to communicate better and resolve issues with your faculty advisor? VPGE’s Communicating Effectively with Your Advisor workshop helps you develop a healthy and productive relationship with your faculty advisor..

Designing the Professional

Once you get your degree, how do you get a life? What do you want out of life after Stanford? Wondering how to weave together what fits, is doable, and will be truly meaningful? Then join us for Designing the Professional, offered in several different formats as a program or course.

Diversity Works

Come together with academic leaders to discuss issues related to diversity and excellence in higher education at Diversity Works. Relevant to students at any stage in any degree program, as well as postdocs, faculty and staff.

Fellows Forum

Expand your academic skills and meet new people over a healthy meal at Fellows Forum. Designed for early-mid stage doctoral students, especially those in STEM fields.

Flourishing: The Art and Science of a Life Well Lived

What is human flourishing and how do we practice it in an age of hyper-complexity and ever-accelerating pace?

Leadership Dinners

Dine with inspiring leaders from various industries and organizations. At Leadership Dinners, you will interact with proven leaders and a small group of graduate students over dinner at the Faculty Club.

Management Matters

Managing people matters, whether you’re managing up, down, or across. This comprehensive, three-session workshop focuses on simple principles to communicate with and effectively manage others.

Negotiation in Teams

Working in teams or with groups is much like negotiating in a multi-party environment. In this single-session workshop, learn about how negotiation can help you positively influence the teams you work with.

Preparing Future Professors

What does it take to be a faculty member at a teaching-focused university or community college? Preparing Future Professors gives you a chance to experience faculty life first-hand by shadowing a faculty member at Foothill College, San Jose State University, or University of San Francisco.

Quick Bytes

Get valuable nuggets of professional development wisdom that you can apply right away! Quick Bytes sessions cover a variety of topics and include lunch. Relevant to graduate students at any stage in any degree program.

WISE and WISSH Groups for Women

Since June 2001, Stanford has sponsored mentoring groups for women PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in science and engineering (WISE). For the past several years, a similar program has also been available for women PhD students and postdocs in the social sciences and the humanities (WISSH).

WISE Ventures for Grad Students

Connect with research, resources, and other individuals that share your goal of advancing gender equity in STEM fields at Stanford. Many WISE Ventures activities are open to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.