Preparing students to make transformative contributions
Graduate students are at the heart of innovation and entrepreneurship, creating new knowledge, accelerating
discovery and leading in ways that serve humanity. Launched by the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School, the
GradFUTURES™ campus-wide professional development initiative prepares graduate students for the future of work
while broadening the reach and impact of Princeton’s doctoral training across diverse fields of endeavor.
GradFUTURES offers a learning framework to support the acquisition of professional skills and competencies essential
for career success within the academic, private and public sectors. With custom-designed programs for Ph.D. and master’s
students, including interdisciplinary learning cohorts, seminars, alumni mentorship, networking and a wide range of immersive
experiences, graduate students are empowered to forge unique paths.
Several interdisciplinary learning cohorts bring faculty, graduate students, alumni and industry partners together to explore
societal, industry or global trends and offer experiential components for students. The new GradFUTURES Fellows
program provides opportunities to gain experience while receiving one-on-one coaching from an industry mentor.
"GradFUTURES provides immersive learning experiences for graduate students to build professional skills and competencies that catalyze inclusive leadership, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation.”
Associate Dean and Director of Professional Development
Meet the gradFutures team.