Forge Connections

Build a strong network of mentors, advocates, and professionals within and beyond your discipline as a source of advice, inspiration, and possible referrals.

When GradFUTURES launched, we immediately received an outpouring of support from graduate alumni, many of whom said they wished there was a professional development program like this when they were at Princeton. Across our programming, we help you build connections and community—and develop the same kinds of multigenerational networks that have existed for decades among Princeton’s undergraduate alumni. With countless opportunities to align with fellow graduate students, graduate alumni/ae, professionals, and trailblazers, you will develop a deep roster of connections who can illuminate possibility now and as you envision your future(s).

Featured Programs


Schedule 1:1 consultations with graduate alumni/ae working in a variety of roles across the academic, government, nonprofit, and private sectors.

GradFUTURES Mentor Collective

Benefit from ongoing access to a network of Princeton graduate alumni mentors, who offer guidance and advice across a broad range of fields. 

GradFUTURES LinkedIn Group

Find community and connections among and between current graduate students and those within the broader University community.

Additional Programs to Explore

The GradFUTURES Forum

Prepare for multiple futures through sessions with real-time relevance to graduate school that provide a glimpse into a world of possibilities beyond. 

The GradFUTURES Podcast

Listen to the professional development stories of graduate students, graduate alumni, and those who partner and collaborate with them!

Networking Events

Novus I-Corps Program
Introductory training to learn how to change your focus from the science / technology to the people it benefits and more!

Lunch will be provided - please RSVP no later than 6/7.

Learn about the impact your research or innovation could have in solving real-world problems by attending our Novus I-Corps Program at…
“To this day, my Grad School classmates and colleagues form a central core within my professional network. Engage with those around you—not only within your discipline, but more broadly. Conversations and ideas shared with faculty members, visiting scholars, and fellow students will remain with you, a constellation of thoughts and perspectives by which to chart your professional course."

Natalka Pavlovsky *88, *01, MUS, Professor of Music, Rowan College of South Jersey