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Schram, Laura N.; Flores-Scott, Emma M.; Clasing-Manquian, Paula – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: The USA's higher education leaders and professional organizations have called for increased professional development programming at graduate colleges to better prepare US graduate students for their future careers. This study aims to investigate the demographic characteristics of graduate students participating in co-curricular…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Characteristics, Professional Development, Gender Differences
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Willis, Deborah S.; Schram, Laura N. – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: Recent research on graduate students' diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) socialization found that graduate colleges play a role in supporting graduate students' DEI professional development (Perez et al., 2020), but more studies are needed about how graduate colleges facilitate DEI socialization. One graduate college at a large,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Diversity, Socialization, Equal Education
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Main, Joyce B. – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: The underrepresentation of women in engineering has important consequences for meeting the need for a larger, talented scientific and technological labor force. Increasing the proportion of women faculty in engineering will help increase the persistence probabilities of women undergraduate and graduate students in engineering, as well as…
Descriptors: Family Structure, Employment Patterns, Females, Graduate Students
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Cavallo, Sara E.; Cruz, Laura E.; Kim, Jamie; Brua, Chas – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore how the phenomenon of academic professional development looks through the eyes of graduate students navigating the increasing complexity of postgraduate careers. This study pays particular attention to how current students navigate the interplay between their beliefs, intentions and behaviors when…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Professional Development, Career Choice, Career Development
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Nowell, Lorelli; Dhingra, Swati; Kenny, Natasha; Jacobsen, Michele; Pexman, Penny – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2021
Purpose: Many postdoctoral scholars are seeking professional learning and development (PLD) opportunities to prepare for diverse careers, roles and responsibilities. This paper aims to develop an evidence-informed framework for PLD of postdoctoral scholars that speaks to these changing career paths. Design/methodology/approach: This paper used an…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Research, Scholarship, Postdoctoral Education