Core Competencies

GradPathways Institute Core Competencies

Since its inception in 2004, Graduate Studies at UC Davis has supported the professional development of thousands of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars at UC Davis through innovative and helpful workshops and events designed to assist graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in their studies and prepare them for their future careers.  Now the GradPathways Institute (GPI) for Professional Development, its mission continues to evolve. Among the Institute’s priorities are creating a professional development ecosystem where all graduate students and postdocs can achieve success in their programs of study and their chosen career paths. The Institute also seeks to enhance the visibility and translate the value of the advanced degree – both within academia and beyond. 

To achieve these goals, the GradPathways Institute provides programming based on 8 core competencies. These include: Success and Socialization; Writing and Publishing; Presentation Skills; Teaching and Mentoring; Leadership and Management; Professionalism and Ethics; Career Management; and Wellness and Life Balance. Programming for each competency is provided through the Institute and in partnership with UC Davis campus units.

To explore how you might benefit from GPI programming, click on one of the 8 Core Competencies in the graphic on the left!

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