The Graduate Professional Council (GPC) is the official democratic government for all graduate, professional, postdoctoral, and postbaccalaureate students at the University of Missouri. Learn more about us.

Services offered by GPC

GPC offers a variety of services for the graduate and professional community at MU.

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  • Legislative Recognition Event

    Each year, GPC recognizes state and national legislators who are fighting hard to make the graduate and professional student experience at Mizzou as valuable as possible. These legislators have fought for higher education funding that results in new lab equipment, teaching stipends, and student insurance.

  • Gold Chalk Awards

    The GPC Gold Chalk Awards are designed to recognize professors who have made significant contributions to the education and training of graduate and professional students. Awards will be presented at the annual Gold Chalk Award banquet.

  • RCAF

    GPC has hosted RCAF for more than 30 years as a way for students to showcase research or creative activities, and gain experience discussing their work. Professors from across the state and within the MU community rate and give feedback on student presentations, with cash prizes available for exceptional presentations.

Apr. 25- Annual Poster Competition and BBQ presented by CSGSC

Date of Event: April 25 2014 Time for Poster Competition: 11:00-12:15 PM Time for BBQ: 12:15-2:30 PM Last Date for Abstract Submission : April 23 2014 Email your request for participation to Avimanyou Vatsa at with the following information:  Full Name, Pawprint, Title, and Abstract. Ist Prize $200 2nd Prize $150 3rd Prize $100

Professional Development Seminars for Graduate Students

A series of professional development seminars for graduate students will be offered throughout the semester.  Topics include: LinkedIn:  Optimize Your Profile to Get Noticed From CV to Resume:  Looking for Jobs Outside of Academia Job Interviews:  How to Prepare, What to Expect Competitive Résumés Cover Letters for Business, Industry, NonProfit & Government Jobs Job Search […]