Professional Development

The Graduate School at Northwestern University (TGS) offers a variety of resources and programming to contribute to the professional development of our graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

In addition to providing direct services (such as workshops and speakers), TGS serves as a gateway to programming and resources across campus. TGS partners with several University offices to provide skill acquisition in five major Core Competencies. In addition, students are encouraged to explore the Career Pathways, where professional development opportunities and resources are organized by career path, in a timeline format.  Finally, TGS offers several professional development grants to create new opportunities in career development. 

TGS encourages all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to read this section and take advantage of the valuable resources that support academic and career goals.