Grademy by NAVCAP is your
grad-student success academy.

The Grademy Success Seminar is a 4 week intensive course for ambitious grad students who want to maximize their grad school experience and grow both personally and professionally. 

Winter 2022 Session:  Feb 16th-March 16th

Our Purpose

To help graduate students navigate the maze of higher ed through strategic planning and coaching. Our seminar is designed for Black & Brown students, but it is inclusive of ALL. We show grad students how to maximize mentor relationships, how to set expectations and take back their time, and how to reduce the stress of figuring out all the academic and nonacademic pieces that are so important for success. 

What you can expect weekly

 Week 1

Establish a Blueprint

Get knowledgeable on what is needed to be successful as a grad student in tandem with academics and academic advising. We'll dive into the three part framework and identify challenges and solutions. You will conduct a gap analysis to identify strengths and priority areas of growth. You will create your own graduate student success plan.


  • Clarifying your career vision and increased confidence in career readiness.

  • Reduced stress in not having to figure out all the academic and non-academic pieces of gradlife

  • Confidence in building impactful mentorship relationships  

  • Collective sharing, connecting, & problem-solving in a culturally responsive community


  • Grad Student Success Management Plan 

  • (assessment & gap analysis, goal setting, & maximizing mentorship plan)

  • GradStudent Self-Care Plan

  • Personalized coaching feedback for building momentum

  • Pre-dissertation DEETS: tips on setting the groundwork for pre-dissertation planning from our expert coaches. 

  • LinkedIn Redesign Skill-building from our LinkedIn Experts for professional positioning

  • CV-Revamp Skill-building from our CV/Higher Ed Experts in the Field

The Grademy Success Seminar

Winter/Spring session: February 16th - March 16th 2022

Live classes and learning groups Wednesdays  7-8pm (USA CST)

(Applications close January 30th or when the session is full).

What you get

Want To Learn with us before the Grademy 4-Week Seminar? Sign up for a Momentum Blueprint Mini Workshop. 


4 x Weekly 1 hour LIVE classes taught by Elissa & The Navcap Network Team (Wednesdays @ 7pm CT).

Weekly action tasks and both individual and community activities to share progress and share resources.


2x Industry professional career readiness workshops..


24/7 Community and cohort support and accountability, and celebration boards.


Weekly personalized coaching feedback from Navcap Trainers/Coaches.


Virtual live co-working sessions. 


Workbooks and resources relevant to the tangibles and intangibles you will learn in our class.


Access to recordings of all classes for 1 year.


Ready to secure your spot.

The cost of the 5 WEEK Grademy Grad Student Success Seminar Course is

US $599.

  • APPLICATIONS CLOSE January 30th OR when the session is full.

  • Payment plans available for individuals (Cost split over 2 payments.)

  • For groups of grad students at the same university, consider reaching out to Navcap for a University Partnership Pilot. If a university sponsors course attendence, see benefits below

  • A University Pilot Partner receives: 
    • An end of the program focus group facilitation
    • A brief from NAVCAP on ways to improve future supports at your ​University with feedback from participants.
    • Email: to Inquire about becoming a University Partner and having a Navcap Pilot at your institution.​
    • Min (8) Students for a pilot 

  • University Partners can also request a Summer Pilot. Email Elissa at with your inquiry.

We hope to see you at our next seminar.

Spring sessions are open for applications. APPLY NOW


Grow in a safe community

 Our collective cohort is private, responsive to your needs, and designed specifically with grad students in mind. Your success is our success because we reflect the individuals we seek to serve. 

We give Black & Brown graduate doctoral students the language, tools, and insights to navigate exclusive higher ed spaces successfully, saving time, resources, and overwhelm.


Our program is designed to prepare graduate students for career readiness through training, coaching, tangible resources, and a collective community. We build their confidence, help them to create individual networks, and empower them personally and professionally.

Meet Elissa