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. Once accepted into the program, participants must complete a minimum of 4 workshops, attend a 1:1 goal setting meeting with an assigned employer, attend 1 day of job shadowing with an assigned employer, meet with a Career Counselor to have their resume reviewed, complete a mock interview, attend all mandatory cohort meetings, compete all program assessments, and submit a reflection paper at the end of the program. If the student completes the Post-Graduate Career Pathways Program, they may have the opportunity to be selected for an internship. Benefits of participating in the Post-Graduate Career Pathways Program include networking with local employers, preparing for the real-life challenges and opportunities that await post-graduation, and exploring and finding career pathways. This program is co-sponsored by the UNLV Graduate College and UNLV Career Services.

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

Congratulations to our 2021-2022 Post-Graduate Career Pathways Program

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 June 1. There is no application fee

The 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.

  • Students must attend all cohort meetings, which include: (1) an introductory meeting in August; (2) a meeting at the end of the Fall semester; (3) a meeting at the beginning of the spring semester; and (4) a 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.
  • Attend a 1:1 goal setting meeting with an assigned employer.
  • Attend 1 day of Job Shadowing with an assigned employer.
  • Meet with a Career Counselor to have your resume reviewed.
  • Complete a mock interview and get individualized feedback on your interview skills from an employer. If students complete the program, they possibly have the opportunity to be selected for an internship. Students will be required to meet with a Career Services Internship Coordinator prior to beginning the internship.
  • Write a reflection paper that must be submitted by Friday, April 1, 2022, and presented at the final cohort meeting
  • Complete all program assessments
  • Program requirements will be submitted through the Post-Graduate Career Pathway Program Canvas Course. Participants will be added to the course in August.

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)
    • Communication Certification

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.

Fall 2021 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.

Post-Graduate Career Pathways Program Events

Event Title Date Time Location
30-Minute Career Knowledge Session: Practice Your Elevator Pitch Wednesday, September 8, 2021 10:00am
239
30-Minute Career Knowledge Session: Interview Preparation Thursday, September 16, 2021 11:30am
239
Public Speaking 101 Friday, September 24, 2021 1:00pm
Hybrid: Gather 1 & 2 (GTW 268 & 269) & Webex
NACE Career Readiness Competencies Friday, September 24, 2021 4:00pm
Hybrid: Gather 1 & 2 (GTW 268 & 269) & Webex
Time-Management Monday, October 4, 2021 11:00am
Gather 1 & Gather 2 (GTW; Room: 268 & 269)
Collaboration & Communication: Team-building and Teamwork Wednesday, October 6, 2021 4:00pm
Virtual
Navigating Career Changes & Professional Pivots Friday, October 8, 2021 12:00pm
Virtual
30-Minute Career Knowledge Session: Traits Recruiters Look for in Candidates Monday, October 11, 2021 2:30pm
239
Non-Academic Job Offer and Salary Negotiation Monday, October 11, 2021 4:00pm
Virtual
30-Minute Career Knowledge Session: Entrepreneurship with Jeff of StartUp NV Thursday, November 4, 2021 1:00pm
239
Startup vs. Small Business: What’s the Real Difference? Monday, November 8, 2021 4:00pm
Virtual
Teaching and Mentoring Diverse Learners Wednesday, November 10, 2021 12:30pm
Hybrid: Gather 1 & 2 (GTW 268 & 269) & Webex

Workshop Summary Options

The below workshops will help fulfill the requirements for the Post-Graduate Career Pathways Program. To receive credit for a workshop, click on the workshop recording you would like to watch, write a 1-page summary, and submit the summary to gradrebel@unlv.edu. Please be sure to include these workshops on the Workshop Attendance Form you will submit at the end of the Fall and Spring semesters.

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 2021-2022 Post-Graduate Career Pathways Program cohort

  • IIntroductory Meeting: Thursday, August 19, 2021, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
  • End of the Fall Semester Meeting: Proposed: Thursday, November 18, 2021, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Start of the Spring Semester Meeting: Thursday, January 13, 2022, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Final Cohort Meeting: Thursday, April 21, 2022, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

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.