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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.

 

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Landing an interview is amazing, but how do you handle potentially uncomfortable questions? This week, J. Michael and A. Mylène cover “damage control” – addressing potential landmines in an interview such as legal issues, health issues, gaps in your resume …

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Use this Framework for Your Best Presentations Yet

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Think about the best presentations, workshops, or trainings you’ve attended—the ones that gave you new ideas, made you feel empowered or inspired, or pushed you to implement something new in the office.

None of that happened by accident. The person …

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CS Radio – Episode 92: “Zen and the Art of On Campus Interviewing”

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On Campus Recruiting is dead! Long live On Campus Interviewing! On Campus Interviewing starts this week. Michael and Mylene talk about some changes to OCR/OCI this year and why it’s so important to place wellness above everything else. Be good …

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