Professional Development Committee

The professional development committee organizes panels and workshops to prepare the graduate students for the life after graduate school, be it for research or teaching jobs, careers in industry or other professions.


  • Website Workshop
  • Funding Opportunities
    • Past Events

      Date Description
      February 24, 2020 CV and Website Workshop
      We discuss CVs and Websites: How to set them up and discuss best practices.
      January 22, 2020 Funding Discussion/Panel
      We talk about funding for the summer and the academic year.
      December 4, 2019 Industry Job Panel
      The panel consists of math graduates (both masters and PhD) who have a job at a company in the Salt Lake area.
      September 25, 2019 Website Workshop
      The goal of this workshop is
      • Explain how to set up a website with the department and have it linked from the directory on the department website.
      • Give some ideas on how to set up a layout.
      • Discuss what information might be useful on the website.
      • Make the website!
      September 20, 2019 Resume Workshop by Francine Mahak
      August–October, 2019 Job Material Editing Group
      A group for graduate students to edit each other's materials, such as CV, teaching/research statements, and website.
      August 29, 2019 NSF Postdoc Panel organized by Jon Chaika
      A panel to discuss what the application entails, give some advice and answer any questions.
      April 15, 2019 Job Panel with Graduate Students
      Come talk to graduating students about what they will be doing next year, their experiences navigating the job market, and how they successfully found positions in academia, national labs, or industry. This is an opportunity for current students to ask questions about how/when to prepare for the next phase in their careers and get the perspectives of graduate students who have recently gone through the process.