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The Grad Academy: Innovative Leadership, Professional, and Career Development

The Graduate College’s The Grad Academy is the central hub for evidence-based graduate student professional and career development programming and nonacademic advising. The Grad Academy offers more than 60 workshops, 11 signature events, nonacademic advising, and career support each year in addition to offering four co-curricular certifications and 10 programs. All of these are free professional and career development opportunities for graduate and professional students.

The Grad Academy is built around six pillars of personal, professional, and career development.

The Grad Academy Pillars, Research, Teaching, Leadership, Communication, Career Prep, Wellness

These pillars, informed from literature on key skills graduate students need to be successful in their personal and professional lives, are designed to ensure that all workshops, events, and professional/career development opportunities are user-friendly, relevant, and intentional. Each opportunity falls under at least one of these pillars. Students wanting to refine or brush up on a particular skill set have an easy way to know which opportunities will be most relevant and useful to them.