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The Graduate School’s CareerWell Professional Development program provides a full range of training opportunities and resources to graduate students. Through our programming, we prepare students for career success as innovative future leaders. It is our mission to ensure students have the skills they need to succeed professionally as well as academically.

In addition to the programs listed below, our team offers one-on-one virtual Career Conversations for Graduate Students. Do you have a question about career exploration, networking, applying, interviewing, negotiating, or anything else related to your career development? Our team is here to help!

CareerWell Programs

Workshops, seminars and other non-credit programs aimed at expanding your career and professional skillsets for both academic and non-academic career paths
Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning
CIRTL network helps graduate students and postdocs build their teaching portfolio and gain a competitive edge for the academic job market
A graduate student in a white long-sleeved shirt points at a chalkboard.
PITAP helps international graduate students who are or plan to be teaching assistants in undergraduate classrooms
Two students sit in a conference room as a female student writes an agenda on a white board.
Unique professional development projects designed by graduate students, for graduate students

Four people stand in front of a banner while holding awards.

Participants have just three minutes to explain their research project to a non-specialist audience

Four doctoral graduates in black regalia smile and pose together at the UNC Chapel Hill doctoral hooding ceremony.

CareerWell courses and activities lead to graduate credentials such as certificates and digital badges

Ph.D. student Anneliese Long talks about the benefits of participating in professional development activities offered by The Graduate School as she pursues a graduate degree.