The 2024 Career, Research, and Innovation Development Conference (CRIDC), sponsored by the Graduate Student Government Association and the Office of Graduate Education, is an annual professional development event that offers a poster competition, panel sessions led by industry leaders, and career networking opportunities.  This year, CRIDC is also hosting a virtual competition for online graduate students.  

CRIDC, which is held every year at the beginning of the spring semester, is designed to equip graduate students of all degree types with the tools and knowledge necessary to thrive in the constantly evolving job market.

CRIDC helps prepare the next generation of technology leaders to enter the career landscape, by inspiring discussion and collaboration among students and industry experts, and connecting graduate students with professionals in research, industry, consulting, government, nonprofits, and entrepreneurship.

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View the 2024 CRIDC schedule.

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Learn more about workshops and career panel sessions being offered.


Career Networking

Learn more about the career networking opportunities with employers.

CRIDC poster competition


Access information about the competitions, including the CRIDC poster competition and VentureLab Innovation Competition.

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Register for CRIDC competitions, and learn how to participate in CRIDC.

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Contact Us

Reach out to the CRIDC team with any questions or concerns. Check the list of Frequently Asked Questions. 

Attendee Activities

Attendees can participate in the following: 

  • Poster Competitions
  • Innovation Competition
  • Career Panels (In-person) Pre-registration is not required to attend the panels

Hosted By

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Sponsored By

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