Academic Departments & Faculty

You are invited to join the GradFUTURES initiative

Led by the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School, GradFUTURES is a campus-wide professional development
initiative empowering graduate students to envision their futures with clarity and confidence.

We Invite Faculty and Departments to:

  • Work with us to create and promote stories, news and professional development-related events from your department. Here is a profile form that can be shared with graduate students, faculty and graduate alumni from your department. Using this form, they can provide a testimonial of support for graduate student professional development, and we will feature these profiles on our website and on social media. 
  • Invite us to present customized programming on departmental alumni outcomes and labor market analyses
  • Collaborate with us to create professional development programs that augment or complement departmental conferences or symposiums.
  • Facilitate an interdisciplinary learning cohort, a series of lunch or dinner conversations regarding the professional implications of current societal, industry or global trends
  • Promote GradFUTURES events, programs and fellowship opportunities to your graduate students
  • Join the campus-wide Professional Development Working Group that convenes quarterly to chart new directions for graduate student professional development
  • Recommend former students and graduate alumni to be interviewed for our alumni video series
  • Schedule a departmental meeting to discuss graduate alumni outcomes, job market trends and ways to share data regarding diverse careers
  • Request customized professional development programs such as LinkedIn workshops that meet the unique needs of graduate students within your department
  • Attend the  GradFUTURES Forum, a campus-wide professional development conference for graduate students, alumni, faculty and staff. Learn more: bit.ly/FUTURESForum

Ways GradFUTURES Can Partner with Your Department

LinkedIn Profile Workshops

We will work with your department to craft a LinkedIn profile workshop that is customized for your department's particular needs.

Email gradfutures@princeton.edu for more!

Customized Departmental Workshops

These include: "Job Placement Data for Ph.D.s in Engineering" and "All Careers for Humanities Ph.D.s: Planning for the Future" (Comparative Literature).

Contact Amy Pszczolkowski at alp19@princeton.edu 

Departmental Consultations on Career Outcomes Tracking

Current Departments participating include English, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Contact Amy Pszczolkowski at alp19@princeton.edu 

Bespoke Departmental Collaborations

We are currently working with departments (ranging from Comparative Literature to Physics) to create bespoke programs and events.

Email gradfutures@princeton.edu to set up a meeting!

Faculty and Alumni Profiles

  • William A. Gleason

    • William A. Gleason
      • Hughes-Rogers Professor of English and American Studies;
      • GradFUTURES Learning Cohort Participant
    "It's exciting to see how many new initiatives and opportunities for graduate student professional development are emerging here on campus, in...
  • Patrice Jean, *99, MOL

    During graduate school, I honed my skills as a scientist, but I also learned how important it was to engage with all people from different...
  • Stanley N. Katz

    • Stanley N. Katz
      • Professor of Public and International Affairs;
      • Director of the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies;
      • GradFUTURES Learning Cohort Participant
    "The Higher Education Workshop has been a boon for me as a scholar-teacher with a long commitment to the study of higher education policy."
  • Ann Marie Russell, *12, PSY

    "When I was in graduate school, it felt like we had two choices: an academic career or failure. The thought of voluntarily pursuing a non-academic...