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Professional Development

Professional Development Opportunities for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars

We encourage all graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to actively engage in professional development throughout your program of study at UC Davis. 

Graduate Studies offers unparalleled opportunities and support for professional and career development.  Our nationally-recognized GradPathways program has served as a model for other graduate student and postdoctoral professional development programs across the nation. This comprehensive program is designed to help graduate students and postdoctoral scholars succeed both at UC Davis and in their chosen career paths.  

Explore the links to the left to learn more about a variety of UC Davis programs including, Professors for the Future and Leaders for the Future.  Both programs provide a unique opportunities for Ph.D. candidates and postdoctoral scholars to develop their leadership skills and prepare for an increasingly challenging and changing job market either in academia or beyond. 

Graduate Studies partners with a variety of campus units to provide programs and resources for graduate students and postdocs, including the University Writing Program, the Internship and Career Center, the Center for Educational Effectiveness, Counseling Services, the Graduate School of Management, and the Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.  Room reservations for our programs are also made possible through a partnership with Campus Recreation and Unions through funds generated by campus ATM agreements.