WPI is committed to providing our students with the best possible graduate education. We know that scientists, engineers, teachers, and researchers face an increasingly competitive world and to best prepare our trainees for their future careers, we offer a number of free professional development programs throughout the year which are open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from all disciplines. We run intensive multi-session workshop series on pertinent topics, such as communication skills, career management, pedagogy, leadership, and responsible conduct of research as well boot-camps on thesis writing, fellowship writing, and both academic and non-academic job searches. We also run the Graduate Research and Innovation Exchange (GRIE), a two-part research symposium in which graduate students competitively present posters of their research for awards, and Investing in Ideas with Impact (i3), a multi-round graduate student pitch competition, both annually held events. Throughout the academic year we also organize STARS – WPI Student Training and Readiness Sessions, which offers graduate students the opportunity to learn about a variety of career and professional development topics each month. View our calendar of STARS workshops and register to participate. All of our career and professional development programs assist students with each step along the way in their training and development by providing resources both academic and nonacademic that will help chart the path through graduate school and beyond.