The Graduate School at Northwestern University (TGS) offers a variety of resources and programming to contribute to the professional development of our graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. 

    • Master's Students
    • Doctoral Students
    • Postdoc
    Skills Emphasized
    • Leadership and management
    • Communication and presentation writing
    • Professional networking
    • Job search and preparation
    • Mentoring
    • Technology and commercialization
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Teaching
    Services Offered
    • Career Counseling and Advising
    • Courses
    • Seminars
    • Workshops
    • Online resources (on demand)
    External Partners
    • Private companies/industry
    • Alumni
    • Entrepreneurs
    University Collaborations
    • Kellogg School of Management
    • Northwestern Career Advancement
    • Center for Leadership
    • Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching
    • Center for Civic Engagement
    • The Graduate Writing Place
    • Office of Fellowships
    • Science in Society


    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 voice for graduate education, CGS serves as a resource on issues regarding graduate education, research, and scholarship. CGS collaborates with other national stakeholders to advance the graduate education community in the policy and advocacy arenas.  
    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.