The UC Irvine Graduate Division is committed to supporting graduate students and postdoctoral students in developing a strong professional identity and career plan. Our Graduate Professional Success Program (GPS) serves as an umbrella for individual or thematic workshops, certificate programs, and academic courses designed to educate students about and prepare them for new and exciting career opportunities within academia and beyond.

    Participants
    • Master's Students
    • Doctoral Students
    • Professional Students
    • Postdoc
    Skills Emphasized
    • Communication and presentation
    • Writing
    • Professional networking
    • Research development
    • Job search
    • Mentoring
    • Leadership
    • Data science
    • Technology commercialization
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Teaching
    • Research ethics
    Services Offered
    • Career Counseling
    • Workshops
    • Courses
    • Certificates
    • Fellowships
    External Partners
    • Private companies/industry
    • Non-profit organizations
    • Federal agencies
    • Other universities and/or colleges
    • Alumni
    • Entrepreneurs/Self-employed
    University Collaborations
    • Graduate School
    • Academic Departments
    • Career services/career center
    • Writing program or writing center
    • Office of Graduate Fellowships & Awards
    • Teaching and learning center
    • University libraries
    • University extension unit

     

    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.