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PhDs & Postdocs

What can I do with a PhD?

A lot, depending on what you want! Although many PhDs enter academic careers, many more have pursued a range of fulfilling and meaningful careers beyond academia. Whether you’re preparing for a faculty position or looking to find what other career options are out there, it’s important to spend time to understand yourself, your values, and what skills and interests you have before diving into a job search. After all, you want to make sure that whatever job or career you pursue will be one that you find satisfying, rewarding, and challenging!

Having the skills and confidence to navigate all aspects of your job search successfully is essential for your career development. Career Services is here to support you throughout this process, from helping you present yourself well both on paper and in person to potential employers to equipping you with the knowledge and strategies to help you land your job offer. We advise PhD students and postdocs to follow a 4-step career exploration and planning process to help them find a meaningful career. Click on the steps below to get started.

 

Featured Articles

Resume Customization

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This is the first post as part of a new Graduate Assistant Blog Series featuring advice and perspectives from graduate students working in Career Services.

There is no platonic ideal for a resume. The pantheon of strong resumes contains a …

By Ellery Kauvar
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Say My Name | Why Pronouncing Names Correctly is Important

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Most people would agree that names matter. At the most basic level, they serve as important identifiers. We introduce ourselves with them. Sometimes, we even choose new ones because they are more aligned with our identities.

Given their elemental importance, …

By Yejin Lee - Idealist Careers
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Inclusion and Acceptance Through Mismatched Socks

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This is part of series of posts by recipients of the 2020 Career Services Summer Funding Grant. We’ve asked funding recipients to reflect on their summer experiences and talk about the industries in which they spent their summer. You can …

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All You Need to Know for the Fall Career Fairs

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Welcome back!

Even if yesterday was a first day unlike any other, we’re so glad to be kicking off a new semester. Of course, in Career Services, that means we’re gearing up for career fairs!

Naturally they’re going to look …

By Mylène Kerschner
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Switching Between Your Career Narratives as a PhD

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Check out this post from the Carpe Careers blog published on the Inside Higher Ed website – written by PhD/postdoc career advisors for PhD students and postdocs:

By Joseph Barber
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