Graduate Division

Professional Success

 “The value of the GPS program is that it gives students transferrable skills in communication, leadership and organization that will serve them well in their future careers.”

The UC Irvine Graduate Division is committed to supporting graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in developing a strong professional identity and career plan. Our Graduate Professional Success Program (GPS) serves as an umbrella for individual or thematic workshops, certificate programs, and academic courses designed to educate students about and prepare them for new and exciting career opportunities within academia and beyond. While your home department or program will provide you with deep disciplinary expertise, we have identified a set of skills which are not always addressed in traditional academic training, but are essential to professional success.  Working in partnership with the Career Center, the Division of Teaching and LearningGPS-Biomed and other campus entities, our Graduate Resource Center offers activities organized around seven themes:

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For more information about the GPS initiative contact Jenny West by email, or by phone at 949-824-9245.

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