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grAdvantage empowers graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to achieve professional success by building community, developing career competencies and confidence, and exploring diverse pathways to employment.

Preparing Scholars for Success

At UC San Diego we aim to prepare graduate students and post-doctoral scholars for a range of careers, from industry to academia. grAdvantage was developed with input from industry leaders in the San Diego Community and provides a suite of resources to help participants develop essential leadership, teamwork and communication skills to become successful leaders in their field.

Professional Skills

Learn to Communicate the Impact of Your Research

Attend a multi-day Communicating Your Research Workshop, where you will learn to vividly articulate your research and inspire an audience.

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Leadership & Teamwork program

Implement leadership, teamwork, and project management by working collaboratively on teams to manage hands-on campus projects.

Program Details

Assess Your Strengths and Explore Career Options

Spend intentional time thinking about your skills, talents, and passions while identifying new career options in a supportive small group environment called Questioning Career: Designing the Life You Want.

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Explore Opportunities

Engage with Industry Leaders

Engage with industry leaders from a wide range of career fields at GSA Career Nights. Speakers from a variety of companies will share their stories and offer advice.

GSA Career Nights


A career exploration and planning tool for the humanities and social sciences.