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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.

 

CS Radio – Episode 98: “Scares and Surprises”

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It’s Halloween, but CS Radio is here to make things a little less scary with resources in some surprising places.

Enjoy!

By Michael DeAngelis
Michael DeAngelis Senior Digital Resources Manager Michael DeAngelis
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Approaching Your PhD Internship With Intention

Approaching Your PhD Internship With Intention

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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CS Radio – Episode 97: “Helping Your Penn Student”

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This episode is for Penn parents! As Family Weekend and holiday breaks approach, how can you be most helpful when talking to your child about their career search? Michael and Mylene tackle some of the most frequently asked questions by …

By Michael DeAngelis
Michael DeAngelis Senior Digital Resources Manager Michael DeAngelis
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Using Check-In Questions to Build Trust

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Many of us live in a world where meetings reign supreme. Constant meetings can seem like overkill—but, when done well, these convenings offer important opportunities for colleagues to exchange ideas, facilitate discussion, share updates, and make decisions.  Enter the power …

By Yejin Lee - 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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Articulating Adaptability

Articulating Adaptability

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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