This multi-day professional development conference was established in 2020 and brings together graduate students, graduate alumni, thought leaders, authors, and industry experts from around the country and the globe. The goal of the Forum is to expose graduate students to diverse career options, provide practical advice, share inspirational stories, and facilitate connections and community.
In 2021, there were more than 3,600 attendees, 60+ speakers from across academia and industry, and 30+ sessions. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit this University homepage article which gives an overview of the event.
This week-long conference includes sessions and speakers covering: national best practices; ways to pivot and recalculate; bespoke immersive experiences and learning cohorts; mentorship; and innovation and entrepreneurship-- all designed to provide practical advice and meet the unique interests of graduate students.
The GradFUTURES Forum accelerates connections among and between graduate students, faculty, staff, alumni, and leaders from the academic, public, and private sectors. The Forum prepares graduate students to make meaningful contributions within diverse fields of endeavor in ways that expand knowledge, accelerate discovery, and serve humanity.