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Graduate Students

Career Services is proud to offer a variety of services for graduate students. We recognize that, as a graduate student, your career needs both intersect with and diverge from those of undergraduates. Therefore, all of our resources, handouts, counseling services, and workshops are available for you.

For those of you who are in graduate school with the career goal of working in academia, we have information on how to write a CV and perform an academic job hunt, as well as books on making the transition from being a grad student to being a professor.  For those of you who will be pursuing a career outside of academia, we have books and information on how to reach those goals.  In addition, we offer workshops on writing a résumé and CV (and what the differences are), and on interviewing for positions outside of academia. 

And for those of you who are not quite certain about what you will do with your degree – or even whether to continue in your program – we offer a safe haven to talk.  We hold  daily drop-in hours for all students, as well as dedicated weekly drop-in hours for graduate students.  Or, you can make an appointment to be assured of having 30 minutes of uninterrupted time with a career counselor.

Please take some time to peruse our on-line resources through this, your Career Services webpage, and also come in to visit us in person.


In Versatile PhD...

You will find help and support here in two excellent discussion forums (Humanities/Social Science and STEM). Over 20% of their membership is PhDs and ABDs who have already left the academy - real post-academics who are eager to help you out and share their experience. Starting Monday 9/22, both discussion forums will be alive with questions and answers about how PhDs can become consultants based on their subject matter knowledge (DETAILS). Other helpful features of the site include the PhD Career Finder, the Jobs page, the Members directory and the Meetups page.

As the next Career Fair approaches, it's important to put together a strong CV or resume to show to potential employers.