The Office of Graduate and Professional Studies strives to promote and expand opportunities for graduate students to engage in professional development activities that will prepare them for their future careers- whether in academia, industry, government, non-profit organizations or elsewhere. These activities help graduate students develop professional skills to complement the discipline specific knowledge gained in their degree program.

    Participants
    • Master's Students
    • Doctoral Students
    • Postdoc
     
    Skills Emphasized
    • Communication and presentation
    • Writing
    • Professional networking
    • Research development
    • Job search
    • Mentoring
    • Leadership
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Teaching
    Services Offered
    • Career Counseling
    • Workshops
    • Seminars
    • Training events
    • 3 Minute Thesis
    • Versatile PhD
    • Online resources
    External Partners
    • Private companies/industry
    • Non-profit organizations
    • Federal agencies
    • Other universities and/or colleges
    • Alumni
    University Collaborations
    • Career services/career center
    • Writing program or writing center
    • Office of graduate fellowships & awards
    • Teaching and learning center
    • University libraries
    • International Student Services Office
    • Student Counseling 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.