UC Graduate Professional Development Activities PDF

Comprehensive listing of career and professional development activities across UC's ten campuses.

Pathways Through Graduate School and Into Careers Link

April 2012

Collaborative report from ETS and CGS examining the critical link between graduate education and preparation for careers.

Supporting bioscience startups Link

October 25, 2012

Researchers at the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) assessed the impact of the institute’s efforts over the past eight years in supporting entrepreneurs on the three UC campuses in which it operates: Berkeley, San Francisco and Santa Cruz.

Nature Magazine International Student Survey Link

July 28, 2011

Nature Magazine received survey responses from nearly 5,000 graduate students, from dozens of countries, examining academic program satisfaction and thoughts on career placement.

In Search of Hard Data on Nonacademic Careers Link

September 3, 2012

Chronicle of Higher Education article looking at data and reports on non-academic careers for doctoral students.

alt-academy Link

Website examining alternative academic careers for humanities scholars.

Versatile PhD Link

Website offering help to universities to prepare their students for non-academic careers and advice to students considering non-academic careers. Several UC campuses are subscribers.

What Doors Does a Ph.D. in History Open? Link

October 30, 2012

Chronicle of Higher Education article studying career outcomes for history PhDs at 4 universities, including UC Santa Barbara. The author discovered that, “…graduate programs in the humanities are worth saving because students do end up in excellent careers.”

Some Ph.D.'s Choose to Work Off the Grid Link

January 21, 2013

Chronicle of Higher Education article examining alternative career paths for PhD graduates.