Graduate & Postdoctoral Professional Skills (GPPS)

updated banner for Graduate & Postdoctoral Professional Skills featuring a variety of icons Supporting the professional development of our graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in a multifaceted way drives the mission of Graduate Studies at York and is key to creating success. Our commitment is to ensure that you have all the tools you need to succeed within and beyond the academic world. The Graduate & Postdoctoral Professional Skills (GPPS) program is divided into six broad areas to connect you to opportunities and resources that will help you develop your professional plans and goals, and to strategically meet those goals:
  • Career Exploration and Planning 
  • Communication
  • Health and Wellness
  • Managing Time and Resources
  • Research Dissemination
  • Teaching

Special Event—FGS presents Thriving in and beyond the Classroom featuring Katina Rogers, PhD

When: Wednesday, April 14 – 12:30-2:00pm

Doctoral education opens doors to engaging and often unexpected pathways, with opportunities for significant public impact—an essential element of reinvesting in higher education as a public good. In this talk, Katina Rogers will discuss how building a university that is truly worth fighting for means thinking more expansively about what constitutes scholarly success—not only to support individual career pathways, but also to work toward greater equity and inclusion in the academy. Dr. Rogers will talk about her pathway as well as her work at CUNY, including how the Futures Initiative aims to design new structures for higher education. The talk will draw on Dr. Rogers’ new book, Putting the Humanities PhD to Work: Thriving in and beyond the Classroom, and offer a broad set of strategies to translate and reframe the skills and outcomes of a graduate degree into terms that resonate with a wider range of potential employers.

How to Search for Opportunities and Resources

  • Use the ‘Select a Theme’ dropdown to filter opportunities and resources by skills area and click ‘Submit’ 

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FGS and its various partners strive to support graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with a variety of workshops, lectures, presentations, seminars and other resources to enhance their experience at York and add to their skillset.