The Graduate Professional Skills (GPS)​ program, an initiative from the School of Graduate Studies, is designed to help all graduate students become fully prepared for their future. GPS focuses on skills beyond those conventionally learned within a disciplinary program—skills that may be critical to success in the wide range of careers that graduates enter, both within and outside academe. The program can help you to communicate better, plan and manage your time, learn entrepreneurial skills, understand and apply ethical practices, and work effectively in teams and as leaders.

    Participants
    • Master's Students
    • Doctoral Students
    • Professional Students
    Skills Emphasized
    • Communication and presentation
    • Writing
    • Professional networking
    • Research development
    • Project management and budget management
    • Job search
    • Mentoring
    • Leadership
    • Data science
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Teaching
    • Research ethics
    Services Offered
    • Career Counseling
    • Courses
    • Workshops
    • Lectures
    • Writing groups
    External Partners
    • Private companies/industry
    • Non-profit organizations
    • Other universities and/or colleges
    • Alumni
    • Entrepreneurs/Self-employed
    University Collaborations
    • Career services/career center
    • Writing program or writing center
    • Teaching and learning center
    • University libraries
    • Student life office

     

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