School of Graduate Studies

Career & Professional Development


Graduate education extends beyond the classroom. You are now a part of an exceptional academic community, and we encourage you to take advantage of any of career-enhancing opportunities within the University.

Professional development is the continued process of learning and growth throughout a career.

Planning early and engaging in your discipline and in your personal and professional development are key strategies to ensure your success in graduate school and your future job search.

Discuss your career aspirations, your strengths and your weaknesses and how to address them with your advisor.

Look for professional development opportunities within your program of study and use these resources:


The School of Graduate Studies Professional and Academic Success Skills Academy is an initiative of the graduate school launched in Fall 2022. The purpose is to support graduate students in achieving their goals through accessing workshops and experiences that contribute to personal, professional, and academic development. SGS PASS is built around Our Husky Compact and the Individualized Development Plan (IDP).

Individual Development Plan

Workshop and Events

Career Development

Leadership Development