GradFUTURES Learning Cohorts

GradFUTURES Learning Cohorts are interdisciplinary seminars and co-curricular opportunities that bring together students, alumni, faculty, and industry partners to focus on current societal, industry, and/or global trends. There are generally seven or more sessions (an hour or more in length) with optional pre-reading and reflection activities. While each learning cohort is unique, most offer an experiential component such as a site visit, shadowing opportunity, immersive project, or internship/fellowship.

Current and previous learning cohorts include the Ethics of AI, American Higher Education, Venture Capital and Startups, and Drug Discovery & Pharma-- as well as the launch of four new cohorts focused on Inclusive Leadership, Science & Policy, Sustainability, and Data Science. 

Graduate students, please see our signature programs below and watch the weekly GradFUTURES newsletter for announcements of upcoming learning cohorts. Industry partners, for more information on how your organization can become involved, please reach out to gradfutures@princeton.edu.

GradFUTURES Learning Cohort Interest Form

Learning Cohort Participants

Abraham (Avi) Wolf, GS, CBE
GradFUTURES Learning Cohort Participant
Allison Tang, GS, CBE
Professional Development Working Group Member
Annette Zimmerman
GradFUTURES Learning Cohort Facilitator
Anu Vedantham, *94 (SPIA)
University Administrative Fellowship Mentor
Ashley Casovan
GradFUTURES Forum 2021 Speaker
Bianca Dyer, GS, CBE
Professional Development Associate

LEARNING COHORTS IN THE NEWS

Introducing the Inclusive Leadership Learning Cohort
March 22, 2021

Thirty-three Princeton graduate students co-created and completed the inaugural Inclusive Leadership Learning Cohort (ILLC) in Fall 2020. Princeton University’s GradFUTURES Professional Development and Access, Diversity and…

PhDs Celebrate Career Diversity with Change-making Graduate Alumni
Feb. 26, 2020
  What is the potential of a PhD? How do Princeton PhDs thrive in various industries and sectors?

Built on success in the past five years, this year's "Leading with a PhD” conference, themed “The Change Makers,” invited graduate students to think with graduate alumni on how a PhD brings out their potential as future change-makers.

Graduate School reimagines professional development for students
Oct. 19, 2019

This summer, the Graduate School embarked on a strategic planning process involving meetings with students and various University stakeholders to assess current professional development programs and resources across campus and to glean ideas that will make professional…