Professional Development

Here you will find some examples of excellent conference and research proposals, including samples of prospectuses for PhD students, as well as other advice related to succeeding in your graduate program.

PDF iconHow to Write a Conference Proposal

Sample Research Proposals

Sample Prospectuses for Colloquy

Handshake is ASU's online career platform that you can use to schedule career advising appointments, view upcoming events, apply for jobs and internships and find mentors in your career interest area. You can activate your profile with your ASURITE ID and complete your profile today. To get started, visit asu.joinhandshake.com. Career Services also offers some Handshake focused videos on their Youtube channel.

Graduate College Professional Development

ImaginePhD is a helpful career exploration and planning tool.

Here you will find resources on preparation for going on the job market such as CVs, resumes, cover letters, interview tips and more.

PDF iconAlt-Ac Career Resources

PDF iconGoing on the Job Market

Sample CVs

Sample Job Letters

For more cv and job letter examples, please see this Google Drive folder. (ASU Google Account Required)

PDF iconStatement of Teaching Philosophy Tips

PDF iconPhone Interview Tips

Graduate College Professional Development

Handshake is ASU's online career platform that you can use to schedule career advising appointments, view upcoming events, apply for jobs and internships and find mentors in your career interest area. You can activate your profile with your ASURITE ID and complete your profile today. To get started, visit asu.joinhandshake.com. Career Services also offers some Handshake focused videos on their Youtube channel.

Purdue Owl

Please take a moment to watch these videos to learn about graduate student professionalization, how to choose a committee, the PhD exam process, how to create a digital presence, and more.