GradACTS: Advancing Career and Teaching Skills for UA’s Graduate Students
Alumni with graduate degrees become leaders throughout society. UA's graduate alumni provide leadership for our nation’s colleges and universities, local/state/federal government, non-profit organizations, research-focused organizations, businesses, and they serve in many other professional arenas. Current graduate students who wish to explore these different career pathways may find it daunting--especially if they intend to explore non-academic fields. The Graduate School will partner with the Career Center to pilot a virtual Graduate Career Development series of workshops for graduate students exploring non-academic career pathways. The series will engage expert speakers, trainers, and workshop leaders for virtual workshops three times per semester. The series will help students find and prepare for the next phase of their careers as engaged citizens of their local communities and the global community. The virtual Graduate Career Development series will connect students to internship and project-management experiences that will enhance their academic pursuits and prepare them to be competitive for future leadership positions. The virtual format will not only allow continuity during the current circumstances, it will also facilitate involvement from Distance Learning students.