The Peer Networking and Professional Development Program (PNPDP), provides guidance to first and second year graduate students by their peers in the department. We plan to continue this program, tailoring the lecture series to topics students are interested in and need/want guidance in. This program be valuable to first year graduate students as they prepare for preliminary exams, as some of the topics will cover reference management tools, poster and podium presentations, grant writing, etc. We also hope to offer interaction with the department’s esteemed faculty, improving communication within the department. We will also continue interactions with alumni from the department, allowing students to explore their career options beyond fgraduate school and gain insight into successful graduates’ path through the program.