Student Appointments – The CALS Career Center utilizes Handshake for appointments. Bridget Wade Radcliff, Director of Career Engagement, is the primary contact for graduate student appointments. Bridget is available to discuss career planning and strategies, application document review, networking and mentoring, and other career topics. You may schedule directly on Handshake or you may email.
Graduate Center – The University of Arizona Graduate Center is a resource for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. The programs and partnerships across campus are designed to help students develop inclusive leadership skills and collaborative opportunities. The Graduate Center resources section offers a wide array of links to resources ranging from career prep and job search to academic writin and research. Graduate Center events are integrated into the CALS Virtual Career Center calendar.
The Alumni Career Lab – The Alumni Career Lab offers resources for career planning, mentoring networks to connect with professionals and alumni, and conversations with professionals about their career path and successes. The Alumni Career Lab is not just for alumni – it is for students that will become alumni as well and is a great resource for building your network and exploring professional pathways.
The Beardown Network – The Beardown Network is a component of The Alumni Career Lab and is an application that allows you to make direct connections to other UArizona alumni, utilize discussion boards, and expand your professional network.
Graduate Impact Leader Fellows Program – The Impact Leader program is a professional development program for CALS graduate students. It is an honor to be selected for this program as an Impact Leader Fellow. The 24 Fellows represent the premier graduate students across the diverse disciplines of the College. As a cohort, Fellows will gain knowledge in developing effective teams, communicating with diverse individuals and navigating their careers. Additionally, Fellows will be matched with industry coaches who can give them industry perspectives, help to build a professional network, and highlight the skillsets required to be successful.
Students interested in participating should consider the following, full participation in all training dates maximizes the impact this training will have on skill development and career trajectory. The most optimal modality for these trainings is in person on the University of Arizona main campus. Ensuring access is important; therefore, discussions on reasonable accommodations can be directed to Kirsten Limesand. Additionally, this training will follow all University of Arizona instructional policies regarding in person and remote gatherings.
- First, Know Thyself on January 21, 8:00am-4:30pm
- Opportunities for Innovation | Entrepreneurial Mindset on February 11, 8:00am-4:30pm
- High Performing Teams | Productive Conflict on March 18, 8:00am-4:30pm
- Communicate Your Story | Build Your Brand (two half day sessions)
- April 1st, 8am-1pm, in person
- April 22nd, 9am-1pm, hybrid
- Navigating Setbacks | Managing Your Career on May 6, 8:00am-4:30pm
- Closing reception on May 6, 4-6pm
- Each student will be matched with an industry coach and five conversations (30-60 min each) will be scheduled based on mutual availability
- Flex dates for potential transition to virtual training will be communicated upon selection
If you would like to submit your application for consideration, complete this form by October 31, 2021.