Graduate Office Events, Programs & Resources

Prospective Graduate/Professional Students

Workshop & Events

Graduate Expo is your one-stop shop for information about graduate programs at IUPUI and other colleges and universities throughout the United States. The event is held annually each fall. The 2022 date will be posted by the end of this year

Getting You Into IUPUI (GU2IUPUI) is designed to introduce and facilitate admission into one of Indiana University or Purdue University's many outstanding doctoral degree programs on the Indianapolis campus. The event is held annually.


The IUPUI Graduate Office hosts Getting into Graduate School information sessions four times per year that focus on making the decision to go to graduate school and understanding the components of the application package. The sessions are free. Registration is required.

Graduate admissions at IUPUI is decentralized, which means each program has its own requirements and makes its own admission decisions so the session will not address any specific program but rather provide a general overview. You do not need to be an IUPUI student or plan on applying to an IUPUI graduate program to attend an information session.

All 2021 Information Session will be held from 4-5 p.m. The 2021 dates include Thursday, February 11, Thursday, April 8, Wednesday, June 23, and Thursday, October 14. The Thursday, October 14 event will be held in University Library, Room 1126 and on Zoom (you may choose to attend either way). To attend in-person, registration is not required. To join by Zoom, registration is required.

Register for the October 14th Zoom Information Session

Recorded Getting Into Grad School Information Session

Learn about topics related to graduate school admissions from IUPUI, Ball State, and Purdue graduate admissions experts in a speed-dating type model. Our presenters have 10 minutes to share their topic and answer questions, repeating the presentation 6 times until participants have heard all of the presentations.

Topics may include:

  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statements
  • GRE Test Preparation
  • Application Process & Timeline
  • Funding Graduate School
  • Differences Between Undergrad and Grad School.

This event is open to anyone interested in graduate/professional education — at IUPUI or elsewhere! You do not need to be an IUPUI student to attend. Speed Sessions is held annually during the spring semester. The 2022 date has not yet been determined.


Prospective students who are ready to apply to graduate school will benefit most from this virtual workshop. The event focuses on Personal Statements – registrants must submit a draft personal statement prior to the event for faculty review. During Boot Camp, attendees will get the feedback and advice on their statement. Other topics covered are: Letters of Recommendation, Preparing Your Grad School Package, and Chat with Faculty. Boot Camp will be held Wednesday, November 3, 2021 from 3 – 6 p.m. via Zoom.

Register for Graduate School Admissions Boot Camp

Current IUPUI Graduate/Professional Students

Programs, Workshops & Resources

Designed to complement professional development activities and programs within the IUPUI schools and departments, PFFP introduces graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to the full range of career options, responsibilities and mentoring in academic and non-academic careers through year round programming, including the annual fall “Pathways” conference. The PFF track provides participants targeted seminars and hands-on activities related to research, teaching and service. The PFP track provides career awareness, and management through outcome-based activities for the versatile use of their degrees. PFFP collaborates with campus offices, various higher education institutions and industry partners.


The Graduate Student Writing Group provides graduate and professional students weekly support and accountability with writing projects such as theses and dissertations, grants or publications. The format allows participants to dedicate time to write, review, and discuss projects, receive feedback, and participate in skill building activities offered by the National Center for Faculty Development and the IUPUI Writing Center.

Writing Group

The GradGrants Center offers free workshops on a variety of funding-related topics. You can also access funding/grant databases and attend one-on-one proposal advising sessions in person in Bloomington or virtually from Indy.


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IUPUI is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). This national organization was established to support the development and advancement of faculty and future faculty, as they progress through graduate school to academic appointments. The Center offers online resources to assist with planning academic careers and schedules, work-life balance, strategies for productivity and funding, and approaches to developing collaborations and networks. IUPUI graduate students and faculty can register to access the services of this national network.


Student Organizations for IUPUI Graduate/Professional Students