The OSU Graduate School fosters an inclusive, equitable, and diverse space for the development and transfer of knowledge related to professional and career development. By offering a wide variety of resources we encourage student to be intentional about their success during and beyond their graduate education training. 

    • Master's Students
    • Doctoral Students
    Skills Emphasized
    • Knowledge transfer
    • Development of communication skills related to culture, gender and generational differences
    • Peer critique skills
    • Leadership skills
    • Conflict management skills
    • Effective engagement and collaboration of diverse stakeholders
    • Mentoring
    • Teamwork and management skills
    • Job search
    • Wellness
    Services Offered
    • Skill building workshops
    • Career summits
    • Research presentation competitions
    • Professoriate development courses
    • Recreation programs
    • One-on-one academic and career counseling
    • Writing support groups
    • Well-being support groups
    External Partners
    • Private companies/industry
    • Non-profit organizations
    • Federal agencies
    • Alumni
    • Entrepreneurs/Self-employed
    • Higher education organizations and institutions
    University Collaborations
    • Career services/career center
    • Writing Center
    • Office of graduate fellowships & awards
    • Teaching and learning center
    • University libraries
    • University extension unit
    • Office of Research
    • International Programs
    • Student Affairs


    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.