At the graduate level, research and advanced coursework help you achieve disciplinary expertise; faculty mentoring helps to acclimate you to your profession. Professional development equips you with leadership abilities and the transferable skills that are in high demand by employers across job sectors.

    • Master's Students
    • Doctoral Students
    • Postdoc
    Skills Emphasized
    • Communication and presentation
    • Writing
    • Professional networking
    • Personal finance
    • Job search
    • Leadership
    • Technology commercialization
    • Teaching
    • Research ethics
    Services Offered
    • Career Counseling
    • Courses
    • Workshops
    • Seminars
    • 3 Minute Thesis
    • Preparing Future Faculty (PFF)
    • International Teaching Assistant Program (ITAP)
    External Partners
    • Private companies/industry
    • Federal agencies
    • Other universities and/or colleges
    University Collaborations
    • Communications program
    • Writing program or writing center
    • Office of graduate fellowships & awards


    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.