Professional Development Associate Info & Application : Read More & Apply! We are currently accepting applications for Professional Development Associates. Read More & Apply! Graduate students are at the heart of our mission, and they play a key role in the development of our programming, events, and strategic planning. One example of this is our newly-developed Professional Development Associates Program. Associates from each academic division work closely with our team to co-create bespoke initiatives for their division. Students also serve on our Professional Development Working Group, and we often partner with the Graduate Student Government and other graduate student organizations. The Professional Development Associates program is an opportunity for graduate students to engage with the GradFUTURES team to assist with the expansion of professional development initiatives at the department and divisional level. Associates liaise with the departments within their division to promote and support graduate student professional development. We are looking to work with eight associates, two from each division. Please apply or nominate someone. Responsibilities Identify the unique professional development needs of graduate students within their division and by department Co-create and promote customized programs in-person and virtually by division/department that align with the GradFUTURES professional competencies Provide peer mentoring for fellow graduate students, offering referrals to resources across campus Serve as a graduate student liaison to the campus-wide Professional Development Working Group, comprised of more than 40+ campus partners, faculty, and industry partners Participate in and promote the GradFUTURES Forum (held annually in the spring) Meet with DGSs and department faculty to gather feedback, share data, and support new professional development initiatives within the departments Partner with us! Reach out via [email protected] Contact one of our Professional Development Associates “GradFUTURES has helped me build confidence in my soft skills, learn about various career paths, and connect me to some amazing individuals. As a professional development associate, I get to enhance GradFUTURES-affiliated programs that I have participated in such as the business skills learning cohort and ReMatch+ mentorship program. With this position, I can also provide ideas for new programs.” –Camila Llerena-Olivera, GS, CEE Current Professional Development Associates Ipsita Dey, GS, ANT Professional Development Associate 2023-24 Camila Llerena-Olivera, GS, CEE Professional Development Associate 2023-24 Pablo Oyler-Castrillo, GS, QCB Professional Development Associate 2023-24 Mathilde Sauquet, GS, ART Professional Development Associate 2023-24 Hansen Tjo, GS, CBE Professional Development Associate 2023-24 Qiqi Yang, GS, EEB Professional Development Associate 2023-24 “As a GradFUTURES Professional Development Associate, I developed projects that use data and storytelling to promote awareness for career diversity for PhDs in the humanities. I spearheaded a digital project that brings transparency to the diverse career outcomes of PhD alumni from the East Asian Studies Department." –Yuzhou Bai, GS, EAS Past Professional Development Associates Yuzhou Bai *23, EAS Professional Development Associate 2019-21 Social Impact Fellow Clio Hall Award Recipient Bianca Dyer, GS, CBE Professional Development Associate 2022 Yangyou Fang, GS, SPO Professional Development Associate 2021-22 Rose Guingrich, GS, PSY Professional Development Associate 2022-23 Social Impact Fellow GradFUTURES Learning Cohort Participant Shannon Hoffman, GS, CBE Professional Development Associate 2022 Sophie Jiang *22, ARC Professional Development Associate 2020-21 Seraya Jones, GS, MOL Professional Development Associate 2022-23 Annabel S. Lemma, GS, CBE Professional Development Associate 2019-20 Shelby Lohr, GS, HIS Professional Development Associate 2020-21 Social Impact Fellow University Administrative Fellow James C. Loy, GS, PHY Professional Development Associate 2019-20 Professional Development Working Group Member Vy Luu, GS, PHY Professional Development Associate 2021-22 Sarah Wilterson *21, PSY Data and Insights Consultant, Visa Professional Development Associate 2019 GradFUTURES Forum Speaker Ke (Kevin) Xu, GS, CBE Professional Development Associate 2020-21 Social Impact Fellow Clio Hall Award Recipient “The GradFUTURES international students workshops helps me understand the unique strengths and challenges of international graduate students. Now as a Professional Development Associate, I'm excited to work with GradFUTURES to develop career development programs and events for international graduate students." –Qiqi Yang, GS, EEB We empower graduate students to create their future(s) -- on their terms. Established by the Graduate School in fall of 2019, GradFUTURES® serves as Princeton’s professional development hub for empowering graduate student futures through a broad spectrum of skills training, mentorship, bespoke experiential opportunities and interdisciplinary learning programs. Learn more about our approach.