Self-assessment is an important first step. Embark on this process early in your graduate studies to give you greater breadth for strategic planning and to keep a range of career options open.
Explore Career Options
Learn enough to make an informed choice about your future. Research and explore careers by keeping one foot in the outside world. Connect with others. Try new and different things. Stretch your capabilities and find out what other talents you possess. Gain valuable skills through a volunteer opportunity, an internship, or a part-time position related (or even unrelated) to your academic pursuits.
- Library Resources
- Useful Links
- Workshops & Events
- Graduate Student Career Guides
- Tips on Getting An Academic Position
Create Communication Materials
Create a targeted marketing campaign for yourself. Develop communication strategies that zero in on your best talents and abilities.
Make Career Decisions
Leverage faculty advisors, alumni, and other contacts in your chosen field(s) to tap the “hidden job market” in both the academic and non-academic arenas.