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Planning for your future is too important to go it alone. Graduate student career coaches are here to help you throughout every step of your professional development journey.
Start developing your resume early, update it frequently, and focus on the skills you've developed and the results you've achieved. Keep in mind, resumes should be customized for every position you apply to.
Assess your skills. Business has a language of its own: translating your academic experiences into what hiring managers want to read can be difficult, but our graduate career coaches can help.
Watch this web series from our Career Coaches for more resume-building tips.
The cover letter argues for why you are an excellent fit for the position you're applying to. In it, be sure to back up your claims with evidence in the form of your past experiences, and beware of sounding so generic that your letter could have come from anyone.
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CURRICULUM VITAE (CV)
The CV you need for applying to a faculty position is vastly different than the one most students use to apply to graduate school. Our graduate career coaches can help you navigate the differences.
ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTSResearch, Teaching, and Diversity Statements are often required as part of your application for positions in academia, and our graduate career coaches can help you refine these materials.
The resume is aimed at getting you an interview, but the interview is what will get you the job. You can practice for the interview using Big Interview on Handshake, or talk to a graduate career coach to create your interviewing strategy.
Negotiating can increase your starting salary, procure more vacation days, or enhance your retirement package and other benefits. Meet with a graduate career coach to prepare so that you can get the most out of your job offer.