Throughout the Academic year, current graduate students (including post docs) will have opportunities to attend various professional development programs. 

    • Master's Students
    • Doctoral Students
    • Postdoc
    Skills Emphasized
    • Communication and presentation
    • Writing
    • Professional networking
    • Personal finance
    • Research development
    • Job search
    • Mentoring
    • Leadership
    • Research ethics
    • Technology commercialization
    • Teaching//Pedagogical Techniques and Learning Outcomes & Assessments
    Services Offered
    • Workshops
    • Seminars
    • Graduate Student Forums
    • Professional Leadership Series
    • Graduate Teaching Workshop Series
    External Partners
    • Private companies/industry
    • Non-profit organizations
    • Recruiting companies
    • Alumni
    University Collaborations
    • Center for Career and Professional Development
    • Center for Communication Practices
    • Teaching Collaboratory
    • Student Life
    • University libraries


    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.