PDI has served over 900 attendees over 19 events this academic year. 
20% of those attendees live-stream from non-Pullman based sites.

Join your fellow colleagues and take advantage of the opportunity to improve your career and professionalism. 

The Professional Development Initiative (PDI) is organized by the Graduate School and the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA), and has received support through many partnerships and colleges across campus. This initiative aims to provide a range of programs, training opportunities, and resources to graduate and professional students that will help prepare them for academic and career success. The goal of PDI  is to ensure that all graduate and professional students have the skills, knowledge, and mindsets necessary to succeed both professionally and academically.

Through this initiative, we have developed a series of core competencies that are intended to guide students through their programs and help them transition into their future role in academia or industry.  The following core competencies are inclusive of masters and doctoral students across disciplines and applicable to a wide range of professional settings:

Academic and Career Development | Communication and Collaboration | Leadership and Professionalism | Personal Wellbeing 

Please go to the PDI website for more general information about events and resources


GPSA Professional Development Committee

Meet the GPSA Senators who make everything happen!

Back (Left to Right): Momtanu Chakraborty, Jenna Murray, Elizabeth Bernhardt, Jedidiah McCoy, Jonathan Eagle, and Allison Kolbe
Front (Left to Right): Afef Marzougui, Feixiong Luo, Motahare Athari, Lauren Scott, and Shantel Martinez

PDI Staff

Please feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns regarding PDI. 


Davi Kallman | PDI Graduate Assistant | | 509-335-1337    

Shantel A. Martinez | GPSA Director of Professional Development | | 509-335-9545