Graduate Professional Development Conference to be held March 2

Marshall University and its Office of Career Education will host a graduate professional development conference to connect students with local alumni and employers. The conference will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 2, in the university’s Memorial Student Center on the Huntington campus.

The event will allow students to explore careers, develop professional skills and prepare for the future, according to Jennifer Brown, program manager for internships.

“Graduate students can be proactive and learn how to leverage their degree so that it is broadly applicable to any number of exciting and surprising career paths,” Brown said. “There will be a path for a first-year graduate student and a path for a second-year graduate student. They will end the conference at a guided networking happy hour.”

A free wine and beer bar, along with appetizers, will be served. The dress code for the event is business casual. Students can register for the event via  There are limited numbers of spots left.

Employers interested in attending the event can contact Brown at to learn more.