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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  • Professional Development

    The GPC Professional Development Series gives graduate and professional students the opportunity to build their professional networks, develop their academic portfolio, gain feedback on research, and more. The workshops and events that make up the Professional Development Series are led by faculty experts from Mizzou, as well as experts from beyond campus. Events are held […]

  • 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.

  • Travel Awards

    Each Fall and Spring semester, GPC distributes more than $50,000 in travel awards to individuals traveling to conferences to present their work. To learn how to apply for these awards, visit Funding: Travel Awards

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 […]