Graduate Pathways for Success: Finals Week Refresher


As you study for finals and enjoy some refreshments, check out some of the resources and opportunities offered by the Office of Graduate Studies and the Professional Development Unit.

Career Development

The Career Services Office is dedicated to meeting the needs of Georgia Tech’s graduate students. Use the Career Services Office from the beginning of your graduate program.
They offer important information about:
  • What to do and when to do it in preparation for your career
  • Choosing between academic and non-academic career paths
  • How to prepare a stellar resume, a curriculum vitae (CV), or both
  • Strategizing your job search
  • Tips for international students 
  • Words of wisdom from recruiters
  • Making the best decision for you

Career, Research, and Innovation Development Conference (CRIDC)

The Career, Research, and Innovation Development Conference (CRIDC) is Georgia Tech’s signature professional development event for graduate students. CRIDC is held annually at the beginning of the spring semester and is designed to connect grad students of all degree types with professionals in research, industry, consulting and government, nonprofits, management, and entrepreneurship.

The 2020 event will be held Jan. 27-28 at the Global Learning Center. It is open to master's and Ph.D. students (both on-campus and online) and all Tech postdoctoral scholars.

CRIDC is organized by the Graduate Student Government Association (Grad SGA), the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Faculty Development, the Center for Career Discovery and Development (C2D2), and Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE).

Grad Student Professional Development Workshops

Here is a list of the workshops that are available this semester. If you have any questions about one of these events, please email us at

If interested in attending these events, please remember to Register to Attend HERE. NOTE: You MUST have an active CareerBuzz account to be able to RSVP for events.

  • Graduate Resume Development Interactive La
  • Strategy for Navigating Career Fair
  • Interview Lab for Graduate Student
  • Career Research Innovation and Development Conference (CRIDC
  • All Majors Career Fair 
    • February 5th & 6th, 9:30 am to 4 pm McCamish Pavilion 
  • C2D2 Mock Interviews February 13th - 14th, Bill Moore Student Success Center

GRAD Student Appreciation Week

Through this initiative, we aim to thank and reward the contributions of our graduate students and show how much the campus community appreciates all that graduate students do.

Grad Student Apprectiation Week 2020
March 30 - April 3, 2020

GRAD Pathways for Success

Our program is a variety of non-credit workshops, seminars and other activities designed to complement your graduate program's academic curriculum and mentorship experience.

Spring 2019 Workshop:

  • February 7, 2020: Taxes 101
  • March 10, 2020: Graduate Women Alumni Panel Event
  • April 22, 2019: Finals Week Refresher


Grad Groups is Georgia Tech’s extended orientation program for new graduate students. Navigating the nuances of graduate school can be challenging, so you don’t embark on this journey alone.

We are looking for Fall 2020 Group Leaders!

The application for 2020 Group Leaders will open in the spring semester. Please visit the website and submit the brief form to receive updates on the application process for the Group Leader position.


Every August, we host the GradExpo resource fair to help new graduate students learn about campus services, student organizations, and local businesses in the surrounding community.

2020 GRADexpo will be Thursday, August 13, 2020, in Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons.

3 Minute Thesis Competition (3MT)


Your graduate program research. 3 minutes. Big prizes. That's what the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition is all about. 3MT originated at The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia, as an academic research communication competition and has spread to campuses around the world. Since 2015, Georgia Tech’s competition has helped graduate students hone their communication skills by challenging them to share their research in three minutes in a way anyone could understand.

Thesis and Dissertation

Writing a thesis or dissertation can be a daunting process. We provide resources to help you through the process.