This course will focus on various issues related to professional development. Topics may include planning a research program, preparing for qualifying exams, choosing a dissertation committee, identifying career options, presenting work at conferences and in journals, preparing grant proposals, preparing for job interviews, juggling professional and personal life, and recognizing obstacles in career development. The seminar participants will select actual topics at the beginning of the term, and all will be expected to participate in the discussions. All participants will present their research at a departmental poster session at the end of the term. Required of all second-year students.