Industry Partners

There is no substitute for direct experience and mentoring.

Partner with GradFUTURES and foster mutually beneficial relationships with talented Princeton graduate students across fields.
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One of the fundamental tenets of the GradFUTURES professional development initiative is that there is simply no substitute for direct experience and mentorship. By engaging with industry leaders, graduate students gain insights into the many ways in which their Ph.D. training prepares them to make an impact within a diverse array of fields.

We gratefully acknowledge the outstanding contributions of our many industry partners who share in our committment to delivering transformative learning experiences that help graduate students chart their futures with clarity and confidence.

Interested in joining us? We work with partners across the academic, government, private, and nonprofit sectors. Email us at [email protected] to learn more.

Partnership Opportunities

Experiential Programs

We have dramatically expanded the experiential opportunities available to help graduate students explore various professional paths. Through highly customized fellowships, internships, and special projects, they can apply their discipline-specific expertise, contribute to interdisciplinary projects and teams, and learn more about your organization’s mission and goals. We offer both part-time summer and academic-year opportunities (10 hours per week). 

Lunch & Learns or Meet-Ups

Partner with us to plan a lunch & learn on campus with graduate students, faculty, and staff to share industry insights, advice, and the range of opportunities for Ph.D.s in your field. Or, bring Princeton Ph.D. alums and doctoral professionals within your organization to meet informally and network with current graduate students. In a conversational setting, they can share their career journeys, information about your organization, and trends.

Industry Exploration Days

Arrange a full or half-day site visit for graduate students to tour your organization, earn about current trends in your industry, and meet Ph.D. and masters professionals (and/or Princeton graduate alumni) working in various roles. Visits can include presentations by senior leaders, division-specific presentations, and shadowing opportunities that expose graduate students to a "day in the life" of a particular profession or field.  

Partner with Us!

Scott Alpizar
“We work with a group of affiliate partners throughout New Jersey, with Princeton being one of them. We have a lot of success at Princeton with previous companies, previous projects, and students. It's a great place to be, and a great place to have a relationship with."

Scott Alpizar, Director of Venture Commercialization, Foundation Venture Capital Group

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.