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Professional Development Initiative Growing Outstanding Academic and Leadership Skills

PDI Recordings Library

The following offerings require you to log in with your WSU Network ID. Please use the login below to enable access to PDI workshop recordings. If you have questions regarding previous PDI workshops, please contact the PDI Graduate Assistant at gs.pdi@wsu.edu



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Academic Development
Congrats! You’re a TA – Now What? (Presentation Slides from Dr. Paul Buckley – If you would like access to the presentation, please email the PDI GA, and the material will be emailed to you)
Formatting Your Thesis or Dissertation (Grad School programs team)

Human Subject Research and the Institutional Review Board (Office of Research)
Managing Academic Relationships (Dr. Ron Moser, and Warren Cook, PhD candidate)
How a University Works (former Provost Dan Bernardo)

Workshops on Finding Funding
  • Prestigious Fellowships Workshop (Michael Kahn)
  • Using the Pivot data base to identify funding opportunities (Emily Brashear)
  • The Office of Research and The Proposal Process

Career Development

Presenting your research to a lay audience: Translating 3MT skills to Practical conversations (Panel discussion)

Writing Skills

Using Reference Management Software (Librarian Chelsea Leachman)

Parts of a Paper (WSU Writing Program, Elitza Kotzeva)
  1. Abstracts
  2. Introductions
  3. Methods and Results
  4. Discussion and Conclusion
How to Write Proposals that Get Funded and Papers that Get Cited
(The Strategy of Communication Series by Dr. Joshua Schimel)
  1. Story and Story Structure (The Strategy of Communication)
  2. Activating Language (The Tactics of Communication)
  3. Developing Flow and Coherence (The Magic in between that weds Strong Language with a Good Strategy to make a Killer Document)

Exploring Different Career Options

The Academic Job Application (WSU department chairs from STEM, social sciences and humanities)
Alumni Panel Discussion: Views of Corporate Careers
Alumni Panel Discussion: Diverse Career Paths
Alumni Panel Discussion: Starting Your Academic Career

Professional Skill Development

Data Literacy: Busting Myths of Big Data (Dr. Jan DasGupta)
Teaching with Technology (Mary Packer, Academic Outreach and Innovation)
Intentional Inclusion: Minimizing Unconscious Bias and Microagressions (vice provost Lisa Guerrero)
Understanding Diversity in the Workplace (Compliance and Civil Rights office)
Becoming a Transformational Leader (Graduate School Dean Emeritus, Virginia Tech and WSU Karen DePauw)

Personal Growth

Graduate Student Mental Health and Health Resources at WSU
Tax Help for Graduate and Professional Students

Financial Literacy (Dean of Students Office and SALT)
  • Budget
  • Credit and Debt
  • Fundamentals
  • Loan Repayment
  • Saving and Investing
  • Taxes