A key part of graduate education that is largely obtained outside of your formal classroom instruction or your own scholarly, research, or creative endeavors is your professional development. The Graduate School offers support for this development through two main avenues: Career Services and our nationally-renowned Graduate Teacher Program.

    Participants
    • Master's Students
    • Doctoral Students
    • Professional Students
    • Postdoc
    Skills Emphasized
    • Lab management
    • Communication and presentation
    • Writing
    • Professional networking
    • Personal finance
    • Research development
    • Project management and budget management
    • Job search
    • Mentoring
    • Leadership
    • Data science
    • Technology commercialization
    • Teaching
    • Research ethics
    Services Offered
    • Career Counseling
    • Courses
    • Workshops
    • Resume preparation
    External Partners
    • Private companies/industry
    • Non-profit organizations
    • Federal agencies
    • Other universities and/or colleges
    • Alumni
    • Entrepreneurs/Self-employed
    University Collaborations
    • Graduate School
    • Academic Departments
    • Career services/career center
    • Writing program or writing center
    • Office of Graduate Fellowships & Awards
    • Teaching and learning center
    • University Libraries
    • University extension unit

     

    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.