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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.

 

The in-person BioSciences Career Fair is today

Make the most of the BioSciences Career Fairs by setting aside some time today (in-person) and tomorrow (virtual) to focus on your professional and career development.

If you are looking to explore career options in fields that value a STEM …

By Joseph Barber
Joseph Barber Director, Graduate Career Initiatives
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Why You Should Join Your Graduate Student Organization

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
Joseph Barber Director, Graduate Career Initiatives
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What makes an effective Resume & Cover Letter?

Overall Takeawaya good resume and cover is specific to the skills / qualifications of a particular opportunity or field.

Remember to highlight related experiences & transferable skills that you may have used in a different context. Consider things from across …

By Emily Barrale
Emily Barrale Data Visualizations & Analytics Manager and Associate Director, The College
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It’s Getting Hot in Here

Katelyn Jones, COL ’24, Fayetteville, PA

Climate change – one problem that will undoubtably plague the future of the planet. Among other global issues, rising global ocean temperatures feels like an out-of-control train car that just can’t seem to be stopped. …

By Career Services
Career Services
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CS Radio – Episode 162: Your First In Person Interview

Interviews, Interviews, Interviews! Join the CS Radio squad as they discuss the return of IN-PERSON interviews. Michael and Natty discuss a way to approach body language, comparisons to virtual interviews, and one essential item that you might need to have …

By J. Michael DeAngelis
J. Michael DeAngelis Senior Digital Resources Manager, co-host CS Radio
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