Graduate School reimagines professional development for students

Written by
Denise Valenti and Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications
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 development an integral part of every graduate student’s experience at Princeton.

“A graduate degree from Princeton can lay the foundation for one to make incredible contributions across a dazzling array of possibilities,” said Sarah-Jane Leslie, dean of the Graduate School and Class of 1943 Professor of Philosophy. “Ensuring that graduate students feel fully prepared and supported in exploring the entire spectrum of career possibilities during their time at Princeton is a top priority for the Graduate School.”

Those discussions have led to the introduction of GradFUTURES, a campus-wide collaborative initiative which will integrate and expand professional development programs aimed at preparing students for life after earning a terminal master’s degree or Ph.D.

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