About the Module
There are several reasons behind the decision to create a Professional Development module.
- While many PhD graduate students participate in professional development individually, Dartmouth graduate faculty recognized the need for all students to develop a core set of skills.
- As part of the strategic re-envisioning plan, the Graduate Faculty Council outlined the importance of graduate students participating in professional development so that the skills they acquire through the institution's comprehensive professional and ethical development curriculum will allow them to become leaders in their fields.
- Dartmouth graduate alumni provided feedback expressing the skills they found most valuable in their careers.
- The Council of Graduate Schools published "Pathways Through Graduate School and Into Careers," expressing the need for graduate schools to train students for jobs both inside and outside of academia.