We teach UCSF students and postdoctoral scholars the professional skills they need to navigate their careers successfully.

    • Graduate students
    • Professional Students
    • Postdoc
    • Researchers
    Skills Emphasized
    • Communication and presentation
    • Career planning & positioning
    • Job search
    • Compensation negotiation
    • Building your professional network
    • Grantsmanship
    • Mentoring
    • Teaching
    • Scientific presentations
    • Career exploration
    • Successful working relationships
    Services Offered
    • Workshops
    • Seminars
    • Internships
    • Career counseling
    • Employer recruiting events
    External Partners
    • Private companies/industry
    • Non-profit organizations
    • Universities and colleges
    • Alumni
    • Entrepreneurs
    University Collaborations
    • Deans offices and graduate departments
    • Student service offices
    • Alumni affairs
    • Student & postdoc groups


    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.