Pathways to Success Symposium

Pathways to Success: A Professional Development Symposium for Graduate Students and PostdocsPathways to Success (P2S) is the Graduate School’s framework for helping graduate and professional students and postdoctoral scholars be successful in their research and scholarship, and establish the necessary skills for their future careers.

The biannual Pathways to Success Symposium is a professional development opportunity focused on providing graduate and professional degree students and postdoctoral scholars with valuable career exploration and professional development learning and skill development opportunities. Participants may register for an individual session or all sessions offered within the symposium.


Save the date: June 8, 2022

The 2022 Symposium will be held virtually by Zoom, and feature the following topics.


Part I (9:30 am to 11:00 am ET)

Opening Plenary: Self-Advocacy and Assertiveness

Dr. Sharon Milgram, Director of Intramural Training and Education, National Institutes of Health


Part II (11:30 am to 1:30 pm ET)

Virtual Interactive Keynote Session: Claim Your Space – Transformative Communication Skills for Academia and Beyond

Eliza VanCort, Best-Selling Author, Speaker, Thought Leader, and Teacher


Part III (2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET)

Workshop: Resilience in Writing – The Key to Graduate Writer Wellbeing and Success

Dr. Lisa Russell-Pinson, Assistant Teaching Professor of Writing, Center for Graduate Life, the Graduate School, UNC Charlotte


Register now. Additional session details will be added soon.

Sponsored by the Graduate School, the English Language Support Office (ELSO), Cornell Career Services, and the Office of Postdoctoral Studies

Participating Graduate School offices: Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement, Academic and Student Affairs, Graduate Student Life, Careers Beyond Academia, and Future Faculty and Academic Careers.

Previous Symposia