Community Impact

These training modules are developed in partnership with the Office of Vice Provost for Academic Outreach.

Doctoral Students and Postdocs across all disciplines typically undertake research to expand the boundaries of knowledge towards creating positive impact in society. Therefore, understanding how to engage with communities in a meaningful and ethical manner as scientists and scholars is prudent for long-term professional satisfaction, and  personal wellbeing. Understanding best practices also helps to ensure that our impact as scholars is actually in the community’s interest.



research on wood tiles



Are you curious about community impact careers after PhD? Learn about the careers here!

unified hands



To learn about careers related to community impact, you should cultivate a professional community and connect with professionals in these fields.

Skills graphic

Skills Series


PhD Plus Community Impact skills series is offered every Fall semester, designed for knowledge, skills, and confidence needed for community-engaged work

experience image



Here, you can learn about experiential learning opportunities for Community Impact and stories of PhD student participants.