As a graduate student at LSU, there are many opportunities for professional development and career assistance. Special events and workshops are regularly announced by the Graduate School in our weekly announcements and monthly newsletter. You can also check out LSU’s Continuing Education programs.
Several departments have graduate student conferences that provide opportunities for students to present their research alongside open calls for work from students at other universities. They frequently include world renowned keynote speakers. Many offer opportunities for interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary presentations as well.
- LSU English Graduate Student Association’s Mardi Gras Conference
- Department of French Studies Graduate Student Association Conference
- History Graduate Student Association Conference
- The LSU Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Graduate Student Conference
- Department of Philosophy Graduate Student Conference – Contact the 2017 organizer, Megan R Netherland firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
- The annual Comparative Literature Conference. For more information contact email@example.com.
LSU is now a member of the CIRTL Network, a Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning, and provides professional development, workshops, and graduate coursework that can lead to three levels of certification. More information will be available in Spring 2017.
Trainings are offered regularly through the Faculty Technology Center, a part of LSU's ITS office. Frequent topics include Moodle, Qualtrics, TurningPoint, and other technologies that impact teaching and learning.
Lynda Campus offers video-based online courses for software, design, and business skills training. Commonly used software courses include the Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, and social media. The Microsoft Imagine program offers over 300 e-learning courses and opportunities for Information Technology industry certifications.