Professional Development

Graduate students are encouraged to take advantage of professional development programs and resources at Rensselaer as preparation for success in graduate school and beyond. In addition to disciplinary knowledge, employers are interested in advanced degree holders who:

  • Work well in diverse teams
  • Make decisions and solve problems
  • Communicate well verbally with people in and out of unit
  • Plan, organize, and prioritize work
  • Demonstrate proficiency with computers and technology
  • Sell and influence others
  • Imagine, create, and see connections
  • Craft narratives and maximize stories