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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

September STEM Alumni Chats – OrtleyBio

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Throughout September, Career Services is hosting a series of online chats with graduate alumni working in STEM fields.  On September 20th, we heard from a neuroscience PhD graduate who is working as a director of scientific services at medical communications …

By Dianne Hull
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Online Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Courses for Mission-Driven Careers

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Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are becoming increasingly popular for social-impact professionals. And because these courses are often free of charge, open to all and flexible enough to work with the most complicated of schedules, they also provide a prime …

By Sheena Daree Miller - Idealist Careers
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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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How to Use Remote Learning to Cultivate Community

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Maybe you’re one of the many students who recently swapped the hustle and bustle of a physical campus for a solo room and a laptop. Or perhaps you’ve started a program without setting foot on campus at all. In either …

By Amy Bergen - Idealist Careers
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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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CS Radio – Episode 114: “Asking for Help in Difficult Times”

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Planning on reaching out to that workspace contact this week? Michael and Mylene offer tips and tricks on effective networking in the virtual space!

Show Notes:

How To Ask For Help in Your Job Search During COVID (via The Muse)

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September STEM Alumni Chats – Merck

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Throughout September, Career Services is hosting a series of online chats with graduate alumni working in STEM fields.  On September 22nd, we heard from a chemical sciences master’s graduate who is working as a specialist in the Global Vaccine Technical …

By Dianne Hull
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