We promote professional development so that when graduate students and postdoctoral scholars enter their careers--whether in academia, the private sector, government, or non-profit organizations—they are prepared and confident.

    Participants
    • Master's Students
    • Doctoral Students
    • Postdoc
     
    Skills Emphasized
    • Communication and presentation
    • Writing
    • Professional networking
    • Personal finance
    • Project management and budget management
    • Job search
    • Mentoring
    • Data science
    • Teaching
    • Research ethics
    Services Offered
    • Workshops
    • Individual Development Plan (IDP)
    • Preparing Future Faculty (PFF)
    • Preparing Future Professionals (PFP)
    • Program for Instructional Excellence (PIE)
    • GradShare
    • Versatile PhD
    External Partners
    • Private companies/industry
    • Non-profit organizations
    • Federal agencies
    • Other universities and/or colleges
    • Alumni
    • Entrepreneurs/Self-employed
    University Collaborations
    • Career services/career center
    • Academic Departments
    • Writing program or writing center
    • Office of graduate fellowships & awards
    • Teaching and learning center
    • University libraries

     

    CGS is the leading source of information, data analysis, and trends in graduate education. Our benchmarking data help member institutions to assess performance in key areas, make informed decisions, and develop plans that are suited to their goals.
    CGS Best Practice initiatives address common challenges in graduate education by supporting institutional innovations and sharing effective practices with the graduate community. Our programs have provided millions of dollars of support for improvement and innovation projects at member institutions.
    As the national advocate for graduate education, CGS serves as a resource for policymakers and others on issues concerning graduate education, research, and scholarship. CGS members receive regular updates of legislative and regulatory proposals impacting graduate education and are provided resources to use in advocacy efforts on their campuses and with policymakers and other constituents. 
    CGS is an authority on global trends in graduate education and a leader in the international graduate community. Our resources and meetings on global issues help members internationalize their campuses, develop sustainable collaborations, and prepare their students for a global future.