Global Summit 2011
    September 26, 2011
    Career Outcomes for Graduate Students: Tracking and Building Pathways


    Hong Kong


    Increasingly, graduate institutions from around the world are seeking to enhance the professional skills and career outcomes of Master’s and PhD students. Many stakeholders join them in their efforts: national and provincial governments are working to strengthen the link between graduate training and workforce development, and international and local employers are joining national conversations about transferable skills and workforce needs. Most importantly, graduate students in many countries are asking for improved information and support for their career development both inside and outside academe.


    These parallel trends have led graduate deans and other senior university leaders to closely follow workforce trends both locally and globally. Many universities have also sought to develop better methods of tracking graduates’ career pathways and to develop programs that prepare students to adapt to new and evolving career demands.


    Co-convened by CGS and The University of Hong Kong (HKU), the Fifth Annual Strategic Leaders Global Summit on Graduate Education provided an international forum for exploring these efforts and exchanging best practices.


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    CGS contributions to the 2011 Summit were supported by a generous gift from ProQuest.



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