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Are you a Master’s or professional student at Cal looking to get better connected with campus professional development resources? Whether or not your department has its own career programming, there are lots of opportunities on campus to start planning your career and cultivate cross-disciplinary skills.

Our Professional Development Planning Tool for Masters and Professional Students is a great place to start mapping your goals while in graduate school into four main categories:

  1. Academic Development
  2. Skills Development
  3. Career Development
  4. Personal Development

From there, you can set goals for each category, assign a timeline to your goals, and execute them with the help of various campus resources.

The guide also includes a comprehensive overview of our various partners–including the Career Center, the D-Lab, the Graduate Writing Center, the Office for Graduate Diversity, and the GSI Teaching and Resource Center, among others–so you can explore all that Cal has to offer on campus. We know that for graduate students, time is often limited, so we have also included information about several (free!) online professional development resources, such as the Lynda Online Learning Platform and UC BerkeleyX, that you can engage with when it’s most convenient for you.

If you would like to schedule a one-on-one consultation with a member of the GradPro team to talk through your goals, Sign up here. We also offer workshops throughout the semester and a bi-monthly Professional Development Digest to keep you informed.

Questions? Feel free to reach out to us at [email protected].

About the Author: Rachel Wallace is a Professional Development Liaison in the Graduate Division and a Master of Public Policy Candidate at the Goldman School of Public Policy.