Strengthening Pathways through Graduate School and into Careers
    April 19, 2012

    On April 19, 2012, CGS and Educational Testing Service (ETS) released a report Pathways Through Graduate School and Into Careers that calls on university, business, and government sectors to team more closely — and innovatively — than they do now in order to prepare the highly skilled talent the country needs to be successful going forward.


    The report examines career pathways from the perspective of students, graduate deans, and employers. The analysis of the quantitative and qualitative data led to a set of recommendations for university leaders, employers, and policymakers, along with the call for greater collaboration among these three sectors.


    Produced by a 14-member commission of university and business leaders convened by CGS and ETS, the report and associated materials are available at We hope you will share the report widely and join us in working to strengthen the pathways for graduate students into the full spectrum of 21st century careers.


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    Julia Kent


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