A graduate education is not just about advancing research. Your professional development is also a key part of building your future career. Making yourself competitive in the global market begins the day you arrive on campus. Graduate students can develop professional skills and qualities sought by employers through many UAlberta resources. From cultivating a teaching portfolio to preparing for careers outside academia, there are online resources, workshops and internship opportunities year-round to help you sharpen your skills, gain experience and achieve your career goals.

    Participants
    • Master's Students
    • Doctoral Students
    • Professional Students
    • Postdoc
    Skills Emphasized
    • Communication and presentation
    • Professional networking
    • Research development
    • Project management and budget management
    • Job search
    • Mentoring
    • Leadership
    • Technology commercialization
    • Entrepreneurialism
    • Teaching
    • Research ethics
    Services Offered
    • Career Counseling
    • Courses
    • Seminars
    • Workshops
    • Internships and Work Placements
    External Partners
    • Private companies/industry
    • Non-profit organizations
    • Other universities and/or colleges
    • Alumni
    • Entrepreneurs/Self-employed
    • An Advisory Board of experts from within and outside UAlberta
    University Collaborations
    • Career services/career center
    • Communications program
    • Writing program or writing center
    • Teaching and learning center

     

    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.