Your shop is everything that has to do with your graduate degree, including program requirements, research, and more. Grad College Shop Talks provide presentations in key areas of your shop—everything from strategies for moving through your degree to research support to disseminating your scholarship to planning for your career.

    • Master's Students
    • Doctoral Students
    • Professional Students
    Skills Emphasized
    • Communication and presentation
    • Writing
    • Professional networking
    • Research development
    • Job search
    • Mentoring
    • Research ethics
    • Thesis/Dissertation strategies
    • IRB processes and procedures
    • Library and database research
    • Copyright issues
    • Social media
    • Conference preparation
    Services Offered
    • Workshops
    External Partners
    • No external partners identified.
    University Collaborations
    • Career services/career center
    • Writing Center
    • University Extension Unit
    • University libraries
    • Office of Equity and Access
    • Counseling Center
    • Integrity & Compliance (IRB)
    • Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion
    • International Office
    • Office of Professional Development
    • Office of the Provost


    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.