The University of Massachusetts Amherst

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A person taking a picture at 2015 Graduate Commencement


Our mission is to position graduate students and postdocs for success at UMass and beyond. We offer a variety of in-person and online resources to foster a sense of community and help graduate students and postdocs improve their skills. We strive to create interactive sessions where participants feel encouraged to engage and ask questions. To support this and to protect the privacy of participants, we do not record our in-person or online sessions — so be sure to join us live! 

Each year, the Office of Professional Development (OPD) organizes about 400 free events for UMass graduate students and postdocs. We continually add events, so check our website and the weekly Graduate School eblast for upcoming OPD events and resources. Be sure to note the event location (either in-person or online).