Leadership and Management Handout

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Leadership, management, and entrepreneurial skills are often overlooked in academic training. Yet these skills are vital for success within the academic realm and highly transferable for those seeking careers in industry, government, and the non-profit sectors. GradPathways offers workshops and panel discussions featuring faculty and industry experts on these topics, often in collaboration with the Graduate School of Management and the Mike and Renee Child Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.


Chancellor’s Leadership & Development Speaker Series: Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull
Thursday, April 23 | 2:00-3:00 pm | Alumni Center
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Chancellor’s Leadership & Development Speaker Series: Dr. Carolyn Thomas
Thursday, April 30 | 2:00-3:00 pm | Alumni Center
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Chancellor’s Leadership & Development Speaker Series: Dr. Sheri Atkinson
Thursday, May 7 | 2:00-3:00 pm | Alumni Center
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Programs and Activites

Business Development Fellowship Program
The year-long Business Development Fellowship program provides UC Davis graduate and postdoctoral students hands-on experience in developing business skills for a career in industry or to develop new business ventures.

Leaders for the Future
A cross-campus collaboration between the Office of Research, the Internship and Career Center, GradPathways (Graduate Studies) and the Mike and Renee Child Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, this five-month program helps Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars connect with applied experiences beyond academia through immersives (internships, job shadowing, projects) while supporting business skills development.

Professors for the Future
Professors for the Future (PFTF) is a year-long competitive fellowship program designed to recognize and develop the leadership skills of outstanding graduate students and postdoctoral scholars who have demonstrated their commitment to professionalism, integrity, and academic service.

Big Bang Business Competition
An annual UC Davis Business Plan Competition organized by M.B.A. students of the Graduate School of Management. The goal of the contest is to promote entrepreneurship at UC Davis and the region supported by the university.

Keller Pathway Fellows
The year-long Keller Pathway Fellowship program provides a multi-faceted opportunity for UC Davis innovators and aspiring/early-stage entrepreneurs to expand their networks and move ideas out of the lab and into the world.


Additional Handouts:
Success and Socialization | Writing and Publishing | Presentation Skills | Teaching and Mentoring
Leadership and Management | Professionalism and Ethics | Career Management | Wellness and Life Balance

Contact Us

  • Office Phone: 530-754-1457
  • Email: gpi@ucdavis.edu