Careers Beyond Academia
Finding a job requires a large time commitment. The key is to employ multiple techniques and strategies. The more dedicated and diversified your job search is - and the more cleverly you apply these techniques to your advantage - the more likely you are to find opportunities.
If you're not sure what career path to take once you earn your degree, a career advisor dedicated to current UC San Diego PhD and Master's students is available for a confidential discussion of all issues related to career planning and professional development. More
Conduct a self assessment, conduct research, meet professionals, and seek resources to familiarize yourself with the language, people, and culture of the employment sectors that interest you. More
Conduct Your Search
Once you identified one or more specific professions or industries of interest, developing an effective job strategy becomes much easier:
Prepare a targeted and effective CV, "Industry CV", résumé and cover letter that will get you interviews. More
Prepare for Your Interview
Preparation goes a long way in giving you an edge during an interview. Visit our interviewing resources, and make an appointment with one of our graduate student career advisors to practice for your interview.