This page contains resources related to graduate student career development in industry, government, and non-profit career fields.
To support graduate student success in industry, government, and non-profit career tracks, the University of Georgia Graduate School offers programs and resources through the office of Experiential Professional Development (xPD).The xPD program is designed to provide job search support through a variety of formats, including workshops, alumni panels, career symposia, company site visits, and more.
The Graduate School is interested in actively partnering with graduate student groups and academic departments to fulfill professional development needs, and has also formed an xPD Student Advisory Board. For more information or program requests, place contact Director of Experiential Professional Development Andrew Crain (email@example.com).
A list of upcoming xPD programs can also be viewed on the Graduate School calendar. A summary of the previous year’s programming can be found here. Students are also encouraged to follow the @UGAGradStudies and @UGAGradCareers social media accounts.
There is no single model of success for graduate student career success, but students can think about their career paths more broadly through the concepts of Immersion-Extension-Transition as shown above. Engaging with programs and resources at the University of Georgia throughout your graduate career will be helpful in each stage of the process. For example, students who are newly arrived to graduate school may focus on resources related to academic success.
Below is a general list of career development resources which may be relevant to graduate students interested in government, industry, and non-profit fields (including higher education administration). Students should also consider reviewing the list of available graduate certificate programs which offer a range of additional ways to expand your academic training. The UGA Graduate School provides additional career development support through a number of other resources and events. To learn more, visit: http://grad.uga.edu/index.php/current-students/professional-development/