We list on this page links to resources that you will find useful.
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University General Resources
Below are some university career websites that address how to approach career exploration as a graduate students. They cover several topics including industry/non-profit resumes, academic CVs, cover letters, etc. They also include not just a description of best practices but also examples to guide you.
- Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences sample resumes and cover letters (PDF) Click here.
- The University of Michigan Humanities PhD Project offers some resources, especially tips on resumes and cover letters. The Umich general careers page also contains advice and samples of resumes and cover letter, and how to identify your transferable skills.
- Columbia University Center for Career Education has a ton of interesting resources.
- MIT has specific resources for PhDs interested in industry jobs.
- The UW Career and Internship Center has some excellent resources for grad students, including some on how to identify your dependable (unique) strengths.
- The University of Pennsylvania has some excellent resources for students who want to explore careers outside of academia.
- Stanford University has a guide for PhDs and Postdocs who want to explore different career paths.
- This resource from Penn State is intended to help your job search after graduate school, whether that’s in academia or industry.
- This guide from Yale University will help you speak about your transferable skills and build a personal narrative.
- Feeling unsure? Read this piece by Columbia University about exploring career paths outside of academics.
- This graduate student career guide from the University of Georgia has everything you need to know when it comes to exploring career options.
- Syracuse University offers this career guide for graduate students about everything from resume writing to making the most of your social media presence.
- This resource page from Clemson University includes lists of various online resources for graduate student career development.
- This career building page from the University of Minnesota includes helpful guides for resume building, interviewing, and the job search.
- This PhD student timeline from UC Santa Cruz provides helpful tips for achieving success and includes other resources.
- This article by Cornell University offers guidance and job searching advice for PhD graduates.
- This interactive guide by UCLA can help with postdoc career research and planning, with helpful tips on resumes, cover letters, and more.
- The University of Michigan Ann Arbor has this page dedicated to the non-academic job search where you can find helpful podcasts, readings, and more!
- This page by The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill is filled with helpful career advice!
- The University of Rochester has crafted a helpful guide to interviewing. Check it out here!
- UC Santa Barbara has this helpful career planning page for post doc graduates, with a special page for those looking for careers beyond academia.
- This toolkit by Tulane University has helpful general career advice for postdoc graduates.
- For those considering both academic and industry careers, check out this guide by Columbia University on how to convert your academic CV into a solid resume!
- Whether you’re looking to write a resume, CV, or even turn your CV into a resume, check out this guide from the University of Connecticut to help you in the process.
- This resume guide from UT Austin’s college of liberal arts will help you tailor your resume to different types of opportunities.
- Check out this resume writing guide from the University of Iowa for careers outside of academia!
- This resume guide from Michigan State University provides insightful tips for developing your resume for an industry career.
- This presentation and follow-along guide by Northwestern University will help you craft your perfect postdoc resume!
- Vanderbilt has you covered when it comes to crafting a non-academic resume with this guide.
- This guide by Washington University in Saint Louis can help you write that academic to industry, transitional resume.
- USC has you covered when it comes to writing an effective resume and cover letter with this guide.
- This guide by Boston College is helpful for resume writing, cover letter writing, and how to navigate LinkedIn.
- This graduate student resourcefrom Fordham University can help in all the ways you communicate your knowledge: through cover letters, CVs, presentations, or web presence!
- This cover letter guide from the University of Iowa for careers outside of academia will help you in your career pursuits!
- Michigan State University offers a cover letter guide for graduate students pursuing industry careers.
- Curious on how reverse chronological resumes should look? This guide by Dartmouth has some great tips and samples.
- Here are 5 LinkedIn tips from MIT that will help you build a solid profile!
- This guide from the University of Connecticut will help you use LinkedIn in your job search!
- Fordham University offers this short guide to help create your elevator pitch to make the most of your networking experience.
- Michigan State University has this networking guide for PhD students which includes helpful tips and external resources!
- Dartmouth created this guide on correspondence and etiquette, which is an important part of every postdoc career.
- This page by Northeastern University is helpful if you’re looking for interviewing and networking advice, with more tips on how to interview here.
- Princeton University offers a great toolkit to help you explore your options outside academia.
- Find helpful advice from the University of Chicago on how you can ace your next non-academic industry interview.
- Yale offers this full page of resources that will help you apply for a job outside of academics.
- This insightful piece by Duke is a must-read for those seeking non-academic careers.
- This page by CalTech will help you begin your industry career search!
- This guide from the University of Iowa will help you identify job references for careers outside of academia.
- Brown University has a blog filled with resources that will help you transition from PhD work to an industry career, with advice on how to write resumes, cover letters, and network effectively.
- This page by Wake Forest University is filled with tools to help you begin your career search!
- If you’re not sure where to start, this tool-kit by Tufts University may help you with your job search outside academia.
- University of California, Irvine has this guide for PhD graduates looking for non-academic career advice!
- This page by the University of California, Irvine has you covered when it comes to job searching by career and profession.
- The Google Resume (PDF). The book is by popular author, Gayle Laakmann and it explores how to write a resume for the tech industry as well as some interview tips.
- PhD Career Guide is a website with useful information about expanding your career options as a PhD
- The Muse has lots of short articles about how to do almost everything career-related.
Do you are source that might be useful to students who are interested in both academic and non-academic careers? Send it to finel (at) uw.edu and we will include it here.