Graduate and Professional Student Association

Professional Development Initiative

Professional Development Initiative
  • PDI has served over 900 attendees over 19 events this academic year.

  • 20% of those attendees live-stream from non-Pullman based sites.

The Professional Development Initiative (PDI) is organized by the Graduate School and the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA), and has received support through many partnerships and colleges across campus. This initiative aims to provide a range of programs, training opportunities, and resources to graduate and professional students that will help prepare them for academic and career success. The goal of PDI  is to ensure that all graduate and professional students have the skills, knowledge, and mindsets necessary to succeed both professionally and academically.

Through this initiative, we have developed a series of core competencies that are intended to guide students through their programs and help them transition into their future role in academia or industry.  The following core competencies are inclusive of masters and doctoral students across disciplines and applicable to a wide range of professional settings:

Academic and Career Development | Communication and Collaboration | Leadership and Professionalism | Personal Well-being

Please go to the PDI website for more information about events and resources.

GPSA Professional Development Committee

Professional Development Staff

Davi Kallman, Graduate Assistant

Davi Kallman | PDI Graduate Assistant | | 509-335-1337 

Jenn Johnson, GPSA Director of PD

Jenn Johnson | GPSA Director of Professional Development | | 509-335-9545