The Kansas State University Graduate School and Graduate Student Council (GSC) strive to provide informational meetings, workshops and forums that enhance the professional development of graduate students. We promote interdisciplinary activities to enrich graduate students' education beyond their own disciplines. Also, through collaboration with campus partners, we promote the numerous seminars, workshops, and other professional development events available to graduate students weekly.  

    • Master's Students
    • Doctoral Students
    • Professional Students
    Skills Emphasized
    • Communication and presentation
    • Writing
    • Professional networking
    • Personal finance
    • Research development
    • Job search
    • Leadership
    • Teaching
    • Research ethics
    Services Offered
    • Career Counseling
    • Seminars
    • Workshops
    • Professional Development Certificate
    External Partners
    • Private companies/industry
    • Non-profit organizations
    • Federal agencies
    • Alumni
    University Collaborations
    • Career and Employment Services
    • Writing Center
    • Teaching and learning center
    • University libraries
    • Powercat Financial Counseling
    • Leadership Studies
    • Office of Research


    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.