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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.

 

How to End Any Professional Email (Plus a List of Sign-Offs for When You’re Tired of Saying “Best”)

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Do you have that professional email mostly written, but you’re not quite sure how to wrap it up? Or do you feel like you’re defaulting to the same email closings every time and want some alternatives? Sure, if you’re emailing …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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Five Simple Things to Ease Into 2021

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Career Services welcomes you to 2021! We resume operations today with our regular hours, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm EST. New appointment slots will be added into Handshake today for the coming weeks and drop-ins will be resuming. Career Services programs, as well …

By Michael DeAngelis
Michael DeAngelis Senior Digital Resources Manager Michael DeAngelis
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PhD Questions of the Month: December 2020

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Welcome to the fourth installment of our blog series, PhD Questions of the Month, where the Grad Student/Postdoc Team at Career Services answers the top 3 questions that we have been asked in our individual PhD career advising appointments. This …

By Helen Pho
Helen Pho Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs Helen Pho
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7 Ways Job Searching Will Be Different in 2021 (and How You Can Adapt)

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I know everyone is tired of hearing the words “unprecedented” and “2020” together. So I’m going to say that this last year was…extremely unordinary. And it’s probably safe to say that many of us are eager to put 2020 in …

By Jaclyn Westlake - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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3 Holiday Networking Pivots in the Age of Covid-19

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Many rituals and habits have changed due to the pandemic, and this holiday season is sure to be a difficult one, as holiday rituals and habits must drastically change due to Covid-19. In-person gatherings will be limited, parties will be …

By Lisa Rangel - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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