GradLEAP

Graduate Leadership and Professional Development

 

developing a foundation for your successes

gradLEAP is committed to assisting graduate students as they lay the groundwork for their career

Explore programming focused on developing professional skills and career search strategies.

 

career competencies

gradLEAP is focused on providing development of career competencies and professional skills

Our Career Competencies are designed to help navigate your graduate education, and successful career.

Community Building & Inclusion

Engage with your diverse community. Learn to: work effectively in diverse teams, collaborate on projects, value diverse perspectives and approaches, define roles, set appropriate norms for interaction, and navigate difficult conversations.

Creativity

Apply creative problem solving to research and career challenges. Learn to: recognize inherent curiosities and take action, define and apply entrepreneurial thinking, and use design thinking to positively impact personal development and solve challenges.

Professionalism

Integrate professional development and build skills. Learn to: communicate professionally in emails and presentations, prepare for networking events & interviews, explain ethical concerns in your field, manage workplace conflict, and present your authentic self.

Reflection & Resilience

Take note of your progress and support each other through peer mentoring. Learn to: engage in reflective activities, explore career options & goal setting strategies, balance personal and professional goals, and view failures as opportunities to grow.

Storytelling

Communicate your research to broad audiences. Learn to: communicate with impact, craft personal narratives for application materials, identify your audience & target your story, and enhance communication skills.

Strategic Thinking & Goal Setting

Succeed by creating research and career plans. Learn to: define visions for your research and career, develop actionable steps, and identify individuals impacted by and to support you with your goals.

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online exercises to help you explore careers

PERFORM REAL-TO-LIFE CAREER TASKS 

VISIT THE InterSECT JOB SIMS LIBRARY

 

interested in learning more about diverse career opportunities for PhDs

learn more about who is talking about diverse careers for PhDs and what resources are available to you

VISIT DIVERSE CAREERS FOR PHDS

Success by the Numbers

Career Outcomes

Every year the Career Center at Washington University surveys the graduating class to gather information about their post-graduation plans. We follow up with graduates throughout the summer and fall in an effort to collect information from the entire class.

93%of 2016 grads are entering the workforce

922students landed full or part-time jobs

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