Professional Development

Professional training will be provided to all Trainees via the biweekly IGERT Distinguished Speaker Series as well as mini-workshops that will be run by IGERT Faculty in conjunction with Brian Powell, Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, Human Resources, and Administration, and Jonathan Stark, the Assistant Dean of Graduate Student and Academic Affairs at Columbia SEAS. The following are some skills that IGERT Trainees will gain throughout this IGERT program:

  • » Effective negotiation skills
  • » Running a meeting
  • » Communication skills and presenting to different audiences
  • » Dealing with bias and conflict
  • » Ethics and responsible conduct
  • » How to effectively mentor and be mentored
  • » Building an effective resume
  • » Strategic planning and career success
  • » Applying and interviewing for positions
  • » Proposal and paper writing
  • » Effective leadership skills
  • » Team building skills