Discuss your career questions and get advice to clarify your next steps by making a confidential appointment with an advisor dedicated to the unique needs of PhD and Master’s students. More
Who am I? What do I like? What are my interests? What kind of skills do I have? What is my work style?
Whether considering the true breadth of your career options or rethinking your career trajectory, it is important to engage in self-assessment and conduct career research, before beginning any job search. Take some time to reflect on and answer the questions above. Doing this will help you discover careers that suite your skills, interests, and values and make for a more effective, efficient and enjoyable job search. More
What options do I have? What jobs fit my skills? What careers and industries use them? Who do I know in these careers?
What can I do with an advanced degree in my discipline? Explore common industries, jobs, and dedicated support resources by academic discipline. More
A searchable database of over 1700 scholarly and professional associations, which often provide comprehensive career information by academic discipline and profession, courtesy The University of Waterloo. More
Grad students have free access to hundreds of online career guides, salary reports, employer rankings and reviews provided by Career Insider (Vault). Search profiles and analyze companies and professions, including careers in consulting, government & policy, non-profit, publishing & media, finance and biotech industries, among many others. More
The US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Handbook provides detailed trends and industry information including, training and education needed; earnings; job prospects; and working conditions. More
Research salary ranges for someone with your education, skills and abilities by discipline, industry and/or geographic location. More
Making connections and building relationships is widely known to be the most effective way to answer your career questions, hone your search, and land that interview and job offer. More
An informational interview is a discussion you setup and conduct (your first interview) with an individual in a job or profession of interest, enabling you to gain a better understanding of a particular field, job or employer. This first-hand information allows you to then hone your approach, credentials, and interview prep accordingly to help you stand out from the competition.
These valuable insiders can often expedient your application, introduce you to others in a company or field, and share additional job opportunities. More
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Publisher of the journal Science and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) come together to provide the leading outlet for career information, news, resources and commentary--especially for advanced-degree students.
How to prepare yourself for your career while in graduate school, Joe Cribari, Career Services Center, UC San Diego (2009)
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