SEAS 360° Certificate of Professional Development


The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University at Buffalo offers graduate students an opportunity to receive free professional development training through the SEAS 360° Certificate of Professional Development program.

This program is designed to help graduate students develop and improve communications and networking skills, and prepare you for careers in both industry and academia. To earn a SEAS 360° Certificate of Professional Development, which you can add to your resume, you must complete 25 hours of training. Training hours can be obtained by attending existing university workshops, seminars, online professional development programming, and through approved experiential learning opportunities. 

While participation in this program is optional, students interested in pursuing this certificate program must first opt-in.

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Earning Hours

  • In order to receive credit for each workshop, you must attend in-person or online. Students will be required to sign in at each in-person session to verify their attendance. Online module participation will be tracked and validated through login and authentication.
  • Attendees of the Career Perspectives and Networking Conference (CPNC) are eligible to receive training hours towards their SEAS 360° Certificate of Professional Development. The CPNC provides students with an opportunity to network with industry leaders and meet other graduate students in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
  • For students with academic course conflicts that are able to attend a portion of the CPNC, partial credit will be given. Advanced registration and sign-in/out will be required.
  • Students should not miss academic courses to participate in SEAS 360° programming. A significant amount of online and in-person opportunities will be made available throughout the academic year in order to provide flexibility. New workshops will be announced monthly.
  • Students are encourage to choose specific workshops that best align with their individual needs and goals.

Areas of Focus:

  • Communications Skills
  • Ethical Reasoning
  • Problem Solving
  • Leading and Working with Others
  • Career Planning
  • Digital Literacy and Skills