Our Graduate Pathways to Success (Pathways) program is a palette of non-credit workshops, seminars and other activities designed to complement a graduate student’s program's academic curriculum and mentorship experience. Our offerings cover a wide range of personal and professional development topics to support graduate students throughout their time in graduate school and to allow them to develop some of the skills and competencies needed to thrive as professionals and to make meaningful contributions to society. 

    • Master's Students
    • Doctoral Students
    • Professional Students
    • Postdoc
    Skills Emphasized
    • Research management
    • Communication and presentation
    • Writing
    • Professional networking
    • Project management and budget management
    • Career Planning
    • Mentoring
    • Leadership
    • Statistics
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Research ethics
    • Self-management
    • Success in graduate school including grantwriting
    • Effective supervisory relationships
    • Thesis submission and doctoral exam preparation
    Services Offered
    • Non-credit workshops
    • Seminars
    External Partners
    • Private companies/industry
    • Non-profit organizations
    • Other universities and/or colleges
    • Alumni
    • Entrepreneurs/Self-employed
    University Collaborations
    • Career services/career center
    • Communications program
    • Writing program or writing center
    • Teaching and learning center
    • University libraries


    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.