Professional Development & Networking Committee

The Professional Development & Networking (PDN) Committee is is tasked with helping prepare graduate students, professional students and postdoctoral scholars for their careers after graduation, both within and beyond academia. The PDN does this by organizing a variety of events that serve to increase collaboration across the university and improve graduate and professional students' and postdocs' academic and professional skill sets (e.g., Graduate Student Leaders Conference, GradResearch Live, GradTeach Live, Life After Graduate School Conference).

The PDN Committee also helps graduate and professional students on campus develop non-academic skills and resources that will help ensure their success in graduate school, and it provides all graduate students, professional students, and postdoctoral scholars across UK with different opportunities to come together, network, and celebrate (e.g., Ice Cream Social, Graduate Student Gala, and Networking Hangouts). 


Professional Development Resources


Professional Certifications That Matter by Daniel Darby


Professional Development Resources at UK by Mehrana Mohtasebi

Upcoming Professional Development Events by Samantha Malone


"Ten Simple Rules for Choosing Between Industry and Academia" by David B. Searls

Podcasts for Scientists by Sara Qian


Alternative Careers in STEM by Shishir Sarker