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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

What to Do If Your Company Has Been Silent About George Floyd, Protests, and Racism in America

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As an adjunct professor, Ruchika Tulshyan felt compelled to reach out to her students after the murder of George Floyd. As she drafted an email to send to her students, she was also thinking about how she hadn’t yet heard …

By Stav Ziv - The Muse
The Muse
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Beyond the Job Description: Assessing Work Environment and Employer Fit

Beyond the Job Description: Assessing Work Environment and Employer Fit

Even on top of the pandemic, it has been a devastating couple of weeks as we have witnessed such brutality and injustice in Minneapolis.  One thing I am grateful for in the midst of this is having a supportive office …

By Sharon Fleshman
Sharon Fleshman Senior Associate Director, Nursing, Education, Social Policy & Practice Sharon Fleshman
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LGBTQ+ in the Workplace | Should You Come Out to Your Co-workers?

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If you’re in the closet at work, navigating your identity in the workplace can be challenging. Do you take your significant other to the office holiday party? Do you answer honestly when your co-workers casually ask about your dating life …

By Joeli Katz - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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The Importance of Informational Interviews for Faculty and Expanded Careers

The Importance of Informational Interviews for Faculty and Expanded Careers

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 Senior Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs Joseph Barber
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Summer 2020 – A Different Kind of Summer

Summer 2020 – A Different Kind of Summer

As the Spring 2020 semester ended (congrats to the class of 2020!!), a lot of students (and non-students as well) found themselves in a predicament that no one could have expected. Summer internships were cancelled, full-time job offers were taken …

By Kevin Haines
Kevin Haines Associate Director, Engineering Kevin Haines
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