Professional development is an integral part of graduate education. In coordination with offices and centers across campus, the Graduate School helps graduate students develop the skills they need to succeed in both the academic and non-academic worlds. Professional development complements academic training by providing skill development opportunities tailored to graduate student needs to help ensure academic and professional success within and beyond academia.

As training opportunities become available, the Graduate School will email students with details of those events. If you do not check your UAH email regularly, be sure to set a forwarding rule/filter to your primary account to stay up to date.

Proposal and Grant Writing Workshops

The Graduate School partners with the Office for Proposal Development to offer workshops that introduce the types of grant and fellowship opportunities available to graduate students. These workshops are designed to help students understand the proposal development process, the types of funding available, eligibility requirements, and the personal, academic, and financial benefits of applying for a grant or fellowship. Students will also receive tips and strategies for planning, developing, writing, reviewing, and submitting their proposals.

Three Minute Thesis (and Dissertation) Competition (3MT)

Held Annually

An 80,000 word thesis or dissertation would take you 9 hours to present.

Your time limit... 3 minutes

• ONE single static PowerPoint slide is permitted - no slide transitions, animations or 'movement' of any description.
• No additional electronic media (e.g., sound or video) are permitted.
• No additional props (e.g., costumes, instruments, equipment) are permitted.
• Competitors exceeding the three minutes are disqualified.
• Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g., no poems, songs) in English.
• Presentations are considered to have commenced as soon as a presenter starts the presentation through movement or speech.
• Presentations must be aimed at the educated non-specialist; no disciplinary jargon or specialized vocabulary can be used unless the explanation is part of the three minutes.

The event is open to UAH Master, PhD and DNP students

First Prize $250, Runner Up $100, People's Choice $50

Thesis and Dissertation Explained

Writing a thesis or dissertation can feel overwhelming and students often wonder how to begin. This workshop will provide students with the foundation needed to understand UAH's requirements for their scholarly work. Participants will learn to set goals for the week, experiment with writing strategies, work on their writing in several structured time blocks, and engage in a series of writing-related discussions with other grad students. Students will also learn formatting requirements and common mistakes found which can cause their thesis or dissertation to be rejected. A brief overview of Proquest will also be provided.