Professional Development Working Group

The Professional Development Working Group 

A collaborative, cross-functional coalition has been convened to integrate, assess, and promote all of the robust professional development programs, opportunities, and resources offered for graduate students across campus. This group’s work will ensure the success of the GradFUTURES campus-wide initiative, our shared mission to support graduate student professional development, and the strategic priorities of the Graduate School.  

Specific Goals:

  • Provide strategic input regarding ways to build a campus ecosystem by engaging all campus stakeholders, academic departments (by division), alumni, and industry partners in collaboration efforts;
  • Design a framework for the learning and acquisition of the six core professional development competencies for students at each stage of their graduate education;
  • Organize a menu of programs, opportunities, and resources offered across campus according to the six core competencies;
  • Identify gaps between graduate students’ needs and Princeton’s current offerings in each competency area and propose ways to address these gaps;
  • Recommend assessment strategies and measurable learning outcomes for graduate student professional development;
  • Identify and expand graduate student fellowships available across campus;
  • Explore ways to share quantitative and qualitative data and develop stories that demonstrate the impact of professional development on the graduate student experience and post-graduation outcomes.

Professional Development Working Group Members Include:

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Professional Development Working Group Members 2020-2021

Name Title Office/Department

Jonathan Aguirre

Graduate Student

Spanish and Portuguese

Karina Alventosa

Graduate Student

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Yuzhou Bai

Graduate Student

East Asian Studies

Joel Boggess

Coordinator for Access, Diversity & Inclusion and Professional Development

Graduate School Professional Development

Zoe Buonaiuto *18 Graduate Alumna History

Coleen Burrus

Director

Corporate Engagement & Foundation Relations

Clarissa Ding

Graduate Student

Chemistry

Trang Dinh

Institutional Research Analyst

Office of the Provost

Kelly Godfrey

Assistant Director, Educational & Program Assessment

McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning

Barbara Hampton

Director, Office of Graduate Career Services and Alumni Relations

Princeton School of Public and International Affairs

Florence Hudson '81 Undergraduate Alumna Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Cornelia Huellstrunk

Executive Director

Keller Center

Amanda Irwin Wilkins

Director

Princeton Writing Program

Charles Jennings

Senior Associate Director of Employer Engagement

Center for Career Development

Sophie Jiang

Graduate Student

Architecture

Eva Kubu

Associate Dean for Professional Development

Graduate School Professional Development

Stephanie Landers

Entrepreneurial Program Manager

Keller Center

Jessica Leung

Design Program Manager

Keller Center

Athena Li

Graduate Student

Molecular Biology

Ryan Linhart

Associate Director of Finance and Administration

Princeton School of Public and International Affairs

James Loy

Graduate Student

Physics

Anne-Marie Maman

Executive Director

Princeton Entrepreneurship Council

Shawn Maxam

Senior Associate Director for Diversity & Inclusion

Office of the Provost

Andrea Morris *99 Graduate Alumna Molecular Biology

Rebecca Munson

Project and Education Coordinator

Center for Digital Humanities

Laura Murray

Assistant Director, Learning Programs

McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning

Rodney Priestley

Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Vice Dean for Innovation

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Amy Pszczolkowski

Assistant Dean for Professional Development

Graduate School Professional Development

Spencer Reynolds

Senior Associate Director

Corporate Engagement & Foundation Relations

Tara Ronda Program Coordinator Prison Teaching Initiative

Mariyah Salem

Assistant Director for Intl Programs

Davis International Center

Sarah Schwarz

Associate Director

McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning

Wright Seneres

Social Media/Marketing Specialist

Princeton Entrepreneurship Council

Gaeun Seo

Senior Associate Director

Center for Career Development

Vanessa Silva

Associate Director

Annual Giving

Jill Stockwell

Administrative Director

Prison Teaching Initiative

Judith Swan

Associate Director

Princeton Writing Program

Angelina Sylvain *16 Graduate Alumna Neuroscience

Allison Tang

Graduate Student

Chemical and Biological Engineering

James Van Wyck

Assistant Dean for Professional Development

Graduate School Professional Development

Anuradha Vedantham

Assistant University Librarian for Research Services.

Princeton University Library

John Weeren

Program Director

Princeton Writes

Stephanie Whetstone

Assistant Program Director

Princeton Writes

Michele Whitlow

Associate Director

Graduate Alumni Relations

Geralyn Williams

Project Coordinator

Pace Center for Civic Engagement

Sarah Wilterson

Graduate Student

Psychology

Tianxia Xiao

Graduate Student

Chemistry

Julie Yun

Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion

Engineering & Applied Science

Professional Development Working Group Members (2019-2020)

Co-chairs: Eva Kubu, Associate Dean & Director and Amy Pszczolkowski, Assistant Dean

Graduate Students:

Campus Partner Members:

A Note about Funding and Graduate Student Employment

All graduate students must adhere to the Graduate Student Employment policy when participating in an opportunity that is compensated or funded by an external entity. This includes participating in internships and receiving compensation from private sector organizations, paid positions at national government labs or research institutes, and research assistantships funded by institutions outside of Princeton. Graduate students must obtain approval from their faculty adviser prior to acceptance of a position and must also complete an External Opportunity Application Form (link found on this site). Additionally, all international graduate students must review and comply with guidelines on the Davis International Center’s Employment Page so as not to risk violating their visa immigration status.