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PhD & Postdocs: Job Search Beyond Academia

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We are committed to supporting your career exploration, no matter your interests! We offer a number of resources and programs that will allow you to pursue careers of meaning and purpose beyond academia.

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Career Guide 

The Careers Strategies Guide for PhDs and Postdocs is a comprehensive resource that provides advice on how to explore your interests and pursue a meaningful career both within and beyond academia. Part two focuses on the Job Search Beyond Academia and includes sample resumes and cover letters for non-faculty careers.


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Handshake is CareerEd’s main career platform. Through this resource, you can access and apply to thousands of jobs, internships, and fellowships in a wide range of industries.

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Virtual Resources

CareerEd subscribes to several virtual resources to accelerate your exploration and preparation. Resources include Big Interview interview prep; Forage for mini-work experiences; Interstride for international students; free access to LinkedIn Learning; Interfolio for dossier management; and Management Consulted to prep for management consulting interview.

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Student Careers Listserv

Subscribe to the Student Careers Listserv to receive daily emails with up-do-date postings of internships, jobs, events, interviews, employer coffee chats, and other recruiting opportunities.

Programs and Panels

Access Handshake for more programs, workshops, and employer info sessions.

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Resume Workshops

CareerEd hosts monthly, interactive resume workshops where you can learn to effectively communicate your experience for opportunities beyond academia.


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Interview Workshops

Each quarter, we host several interviewing workshops to help you prepare for job interviews for careers beyond academia.


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Leveraging LinkedIn

CareerEd regularly hosts a monthly, interactive workshop where you can learn how to effectively use the LinkedIn platform.


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Industry Panels

We regularly host and record virtual panels featuring PhD alums who have forged careers beyond academia, in sectors from entrepreneurship, to government, to data science, to writing, and more.