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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

Not Just an Intern

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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 …

By Career Services
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Everyday Tips for Equity-Minded Scholars

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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
Joseph Barber Senior Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs Joseph Barber
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Making the Most of Career Services Communications

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We know that you get LOTS of communications from all over Penn and at times in can be overwhelming.  Here are TWO QUICK STEPS you can take to make sure that the information you receive from Career Services is …

By Barbara Hewitt
Barbara Hewitt Executive Director Barbara Hewitt
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CS Radio – Episode 116: “Summer Reflections”

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Micheal and Mylène take a look back at the Career Services’ Summer Funding recipients of last year and look forward to potential opportunities the next summer may hold.

Show Notes:

Summer Funding Reflections
STEM Virtual Career Fair

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By Michael DeAngelis
Michael DeAngelis Senior Digital Resources Manager Michael DeAngelis
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Preparing for the Dreaded Panel Interview

Preparing for the Dreaded Panel Interview

*Recently, the topic of panel interviewing has come up frequently in my advising sessions. Below are some thoughts and resources I have compiled. 

Preparing for the Dreaded Panel Interview

After you’ve landed the coveted interview, and passed the initial screening, …

By Esther Ra
Esther Ra Career Advisor, Nursing/Education/Social Work Esther Ra
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