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Core Competencies

Academic Development
Early Stage

• Connect coursework to research & scholarship
• Seek funding to support projects
• Explore resources to support academic development
• Attend TA orientation & teaching workshops
• Plan research projects
• Seek out teaching opportunities
• Mentor undergraduates

Academic Development
Mid Stage

• Develop collaborative relationships to support research projects
• Attend teaching workshops
• Assess and modify research plans
• Develop a teaching portfolio
• Serve as manuscript reviewer for journals in your field
• Mentor undergraduates

Academic Development
Late Stage

• Form dissertation writing groups
• Synthesize teaching statement/portfolio
• Finalize projects and submit approvals
• Formulate 5-year research plan

Leadership & Professionalism
Early Stage

• Attend Ethics trainings and seminars
• Create an Individual Development Plan (IDP)
• Seek leadership and service opportunities
• Join professional organizations and build internal and external networks

Leadership & Professionalism
Mid Stage

• Take on leadership positions
• Contribute to team-based projects
• Troubleshoot issues and propose creative solutions
• Manage project budget and personnel
• Provide feedback to peers on presentations, manuscripts, & grants

Leadership & Professionalism
Late Stage

• Serve as a role model for junior graduate students
• Maintain professional networks
• Plan for transition after graduate studies