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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

Expand your Leadership and Teamwork Abilities

The UC San Diego Extension Specialized Certificate in Leadership and Teamwork is designed to equip participants with strong “soft skills” to help them excel in any working environment.

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Develop Your Ability to Communicate Your Research

Attend the Communication Skill Development Workshop, where you will learn public speaking techniques informed by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science.

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Assess Your Strengths and Explore Your Career Options

Explore and identify your career options in the Questioning Career: Designing the Life You Want workshop series.

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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.