PGCPP 2022

Post-Graduate Career Pathways Program

The Post-Graduate Career Pathways program is a year-long professional development program designed to help graduate and professional students explore and prepare for a variety of career options and prepare them for workforce readiness and career success. Students will participate in workshops and panels led by industry experts, attend a one-on-one goal-setting meeting and a one-day job shadowing with an assigned employer, meet with a career counselor to have their resume reviewed, complete a mock interview, and more.

This is a medallion-qualifying program for UNLV graduate & professional students. For additional information, please see the Graduate College Medallion Program website.

Welcome to our 2022-2023 Cohort!

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to participate in this program, graduate students:

  • Must be currently enrolled and in good academic standing in their graduate or professional degree program.
  • Must maintain a minimum 3.5 overall GPA.
  • Must have the approval of their faculty advisor.


Application Process

Applications are only accepted once a year. We will accept applications between March 5 and July 15. There is no application fee.

The 2022-2023 Online Post-Graduate Career Pathways Program Application can be found on The Grad Rebel Gateway. Please log in to the Grad Rebel Gateway and click on The Grad Academy tab to apply.

Please be prepared to provide the following information when completing your Graduate Teaching Certification Application:

  • CV/Resume
  • Letter of Interest
    • The Letter of Interest should address the following questions: What are your career goals (please be specific here since this helps us pair you with employers)? How will participating in the Post-Graduate Career Pathways Program help you to prepare and pursue your career goals? What do you hope to gain from the Post-Graduate Career Pathways Program? Please limit the response to a single page.
  • Endorser Name
    • You will identify the name and email address of a faculty member. They will receive a form to endorse your participation in the program.

Program Requirements

All program requirements need to be completed in full by the student in order to complete the program and receive a certificate of completion.

  • Program requirements will be submitted through the Post-Graduate Career Pathway Program (PGCPP) WebCampus Course. Participants will be added to the course in August.
  • Students must attend all cohort meetings, which include: (1) an Introductory Cohort Meeting in August; (2) a Mid Cohort Meeting at the end of the Fall semester; (3) and, a Final Cohort Meeting at the end of the academic year. Please note that students will be put on program probation after one cohort meeting absence and the second absence may lead to program separation.
  • Students must watch 1 mandatory PGCPP workshop and submit a one-page (single or double spaced) summary. Mandatory workshops will be available for viewing via WebCampus.
  • Students must attend a minimum of 3 PGCPP workshops that are regularly scheduled in the fall and/or spring terms.
  • Students must complete a professional readiness experience: 
    • Attend a 1:1 goal-setting meeting with an assigned employer.
      • Review PGCPP Employer & Student Match Guidelines.
    • Attend 1 day of Job Shadowing with an assigned employer.
    • Meet with a Career Counselor for a resume review.
    • Complete a mock interview and receive individualized feedback.
  • Submit a two-page (single or double spaced) program reflection paper by Friday, April 14, 2023.
  • Complete all program assessments (surveys/feedback forms). 

Program Policies

  • Students must apply and be admitted before they can begin participating in the Post-Graduate Career Pathways Program.
  • Once admitted, students must complete all program requirements in one academic year with their cohort.
  • All cohort meetings are mandatory.
  • If a student is not in good standing in their graduate or professional degree program, or if they create any problems as a participant in the Post-Graduate Career Pathways Program, they may be removed from the program at the discretion of the Graduate College and Career Services teams. Please be familiar with UNLV’s Student Conduct Code.
  • Please note that students may only participate in 2 of the following Graduate College programs during the academic year:
    • Post-Graduate Career Pathways
    • Teaching Certification
    • Research Certification
    • Mentorship Certification/Rebel Research and Mentorship Program (RAMP)

Workshop Policies

  • These workshops are free.
  • No campus workshops or courses taken prior to admission to the Post-Graduate Career Pathways Program may be counted toward the program. All workshops that count towards the program must be completed within one year (program duration).
  • Students may only get credit for Post-Graduate Career Pathways Program workshops that they RSVP for at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Only workshops or courses that are successfully completed in full will count toward the program. To successfully complete a session, participants must arrive on time, stay for the entire session, and be awake and engaged throughout the workshop. Any assigned work must be completed by the deadline.
  • Post-Graduate Career Pathways Program workshops carry no academic credit and do not appear on student transcripts.

Spring 2023 Workshop Schedule

The below workshops will help fulfill the requirements for the Post-Graduate Career Pathways Program. You must RSVP for all workshops at least 24 hours in advance. To RSVP, please click on the workshop below. This will send you to the calendar entry page, which has the RSVP information. A full list of the workshops offered this semester can be found on the Graduate College Student Workshop Calendar.

Event Title Date Time Location
GC: Creating and Maintaining a Curriculum Vitae Wednesday, February 1, 2023 12:00pm
GC: Deep Work: How to Minimize Distractions and Prioritize Important Tasks Thursday, March 9, 2023 3:00pm
GC: How to Give Constructive Feedback on Colleagues’ and Mentees’ Writing Materials Tuesday, March 28, 2023 10:00am
GC: How to Market Your Skills and Boost Your Employability Thursday, March 30, 2023 2:00pm

Workshop Summary Options

Tuesday Talks: Your Questions Answered

The Graduate College will be hosting Tuesday Talks: Your Questions Answered for current The Grad Academy program participants. Please drop by on any of the following Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m., to ask us any questions you might have or just to check your progress:

Cohort Meetings

All cohort meetings are mandatory unless you have a documented excuse that has been approved. If you miss a cohort meeting, without prior permission, you may be removed from the program.

Below are the meeting dates and times for the 2022-2023 Post-Graduate Career Pathways Program cohort

  • Introductory Cohort Meeting: Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
  • Mid Cohort Meeting: Thursday, December 1, 2022, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
  • Final Cohort Meeting: Thursday, April 27, 2023, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
  • The Grad Academy: ​Mixer & Trivia Night, ​Thursday, December 1, 5-6:30 p.m., University Gateway Building, Room 268 (Optional but Highly Recommended)
    • Join us to mingle with your fellow Grad Academy participants​ and compete in Trivia Night! Food and drinks will be provided. The winning ​team will earn prizes!
  • The Grad Academy: End of Year Celebration, Tuesday, May 16, 10:00-3:00 p.m., University Gateway Building, Room 268 (Optional but Highly Recommended)
    • Join us to celebrate your accomplishments; ask program questions; learn about new Grad Academy opportunities; pick up your completion certificates; and, grab a bite and win swag!

Past Cohorts

Participating in Multiple Programs

Students are allowed to participate in multiple programs each academic year. However, the requirements for each program must be completed in full. We will allow one workshop to overlap for multiple programs if: 1.) there is justification that the workshop makes sense for multiple programs; and 2.) the student has asked the program manager in advance.