Our programs and partnerships across campus are designed to develop inclusive leadership skills and collaborative opportunities. We support students and postdoctoral scholars by providing professional development that increases success both within and beyond the Academy. Fostering interdisciplinary engagement with diverse communities, the Graduate Center supports students and postdoctoral scholars to prepare to address society's grand challenges and shape a changing world.

    • Master's Students
    • Doctoral Students
    • Professional Students
    • Postdoc
    Skills Emphasized
    • Oral, written, and visual communication
    • Professional networking
    • Project and budget management
    • Job search
    • Mentoring
    • Leadership
    • Teaching
    • Research ethics
    Services Offered
    • Courses
    • Seminars
    • Workshops
    External Partners
    • Private companies/industry
    • Alumni
    • Other universities and/or colleges
    • Community
    • Entrepreneurs/Self-employed
    • Tech Launch
    University Collaborations
    • Career services
    • Writing program or writing center
    • Office of Fellowships and Community Engagement
    • Office for Instruction and Assessment
    • University libraries
    • Arizona Tech Launch
    • Office for Research & Discovery


    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.