As the Graduate Student Professional Development Resource Hub, GradPro keeps track of valuable professional and career development resources and opportunities for graduate students. Below, find curated lists of selected on- and off-campus career and professional development resources and opportunities. Graduate students can also sign up for one-on-one consultations with a GradPro Professional Development Liaison to get customized guidance on resources and opportunities.

Developing a Professional Network

General Networking Resources

Working with Academic Advisors and Mentors

Professional Development Resources by Identity or Affinity Group

Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Graduate Students

First Generation and/or Low-income (FGLI) Graduate Students

  • Path to the Professoriate Workshop: A UC Berkeley program supporting underrepresented students as they prepare for an academic career in their discipline.
  • Inclusive Excellence Hub: A physical venue where underrepresented graduate students can find camaraderie and build multi-disciplinary networks with their peers.
  • FGLI Grads: A student-run group supporting FGLI graduate students at UC Berkeley.
  • STEM*FYI: Informal gatherings, workshops, and social events dedicated to increasing the success and retention of historically underrepresented students in all graduate STEM fields at UC Berkeley.

Disabled and Neurodivergent Graduate Students

Undocumented Graduate Students

  • UndocuGrads Program: Access the Undocumented Graduate Student Specialist, sign up for a listserv, and learn about events specifically for Undocugrads.
  • Free Legal Support Appointments: The East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) provides free legal consultations on employment options to undocumented UC Berkeley students and alumni.
  • Birgeneau Perelman Fund for Undocumented Students: This on-campus financial award can be granted for professional development activities.
  • Working for Yourself: A step-by-step guide that provides an overview of what is needed to become an independent contractor.
  • Undocuprofessionals: An immigrant-led platform aimed at supporting professional development, regardless of one’s immigration status. Sign-up for their newsletter.
  • My Undocumented Life: Compilation of resources and information for undocumented students, including information on various career paths.
  • Career Services Presentation: A powerpoint presentation prepared by Dr. Behrens, a Ph.D. Career Adviser, which overviews professional development resources that are available to Undocugrads.
  • Resources for Staff and Faculty: This article on the experiences of Undocugrads at UC Berkeley, this video on effectively supporting Black undocumented students, and this compilation of resources.

Womxn Graduate Students

  • Forté: An organization focused on launching womxn into meaningful careers in business and leadership. They host skill-building workshops, leadership conferences, networking opportunities, and webinars.
  • Women Who Code: A community that empowers, connects, and establishes community amongst womxn in tech. Membership is free, and provides access to all resources, live events, networking opportunities and more.