Career development resources are decentralized at Ohio State. Several key programs reside in the Graduate School and others are found across campus. The Graduate School is a clearinghouse for information about university resources, advocates for graduate students and their career needs, develops collaborations with campus offices, and shares research and best practices in career development and pathways with the graduate community.

    • Master's Students
    • Doctoral Students
    • Postdoc
    Skills Emphasized
    • Career path discernment
    • Academic and non-academic job searches
    • Teaching
    • Research
    • Networking
    Services Offered
    • Preparing Future Faculty Program
    • Versatile PhD
    • 3-Minute Thesis
    • Alternative career presentations
    • Graduate Associate Teaching Award
    • Coordination with other offices on campus
    External Partners
    • Private companies/industry
    • Non-profit organizations
    • Federal agencies
    • Other universities and/or colleges
    • Alumni
    University Collaborations
    • Office of Alumni Career Management
    • Career Counseling and Support Services
    • Office of Student Life
    • Council of Graduate Students
    • Ohio Union Activities Board, Graduate/Professional Committee
    • University libraries
    • University Center for the Advancement of Teaching


    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.