Networking

Preparing for Your Future Career

You may be in your second or third year of graduate school, and chances are good that you’re already setting long-term goals. Career-wise, you know where you want to be in ten years. But how do you get there?

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Career Development
Networking
Transferable Skills

Working Effectively with Faculty and Colleagues

Success in graduate school, whether in course work, research, or teaching does not happen in a vacuum.

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Navigating Graduate School
Networking

Your Elevator Speech

finger pressing an elevator button
An elevator speech is a 30–60 second summary of your research interests, main findings, and their importance to society. It's a good way to introduce yourself and your work, whether it's to professional colleagues at a conference or a job interview or just explaining your work to your neighbors and new acquaintances.
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Professional Development
Career Development
Transferable Skills
Networking

Preparing for Academic Conferences

Academic conferences are a great way to network with professionals in your field and to present your research. At the stage in your program when you’re ready to go on the job market, academic conferences take on a new meaning.

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Career Development
Networking

Mission Control: Launching Your Career

Houston, we have a fellowship – and a grant – and a full-time faculty position. And Interfolio is one way for you to apply to all of them.

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Career Development
Networking
Job Search

It's Never Too Late to Start

Courtesy of Julie Miller Vick and Mary Morris Heiberger, U. Penn.
Authors of The Academic Job Search Handbook

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Career Development
Networking
Job Search
Individual Development Plan (IDP)

Expanding the Doctoral Job Search

You’ve spent the last several years working toward your goal: the PhD. Once you have the degree in hand, you may be curious about career options beyond academe.

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Career Development
Job Search
Networking

Creating a Professional Online Presence

Social Networking has changed the way we communicate, not just with friends and acquaintances, but with colleagues and potential employers.

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Navigating Graduate School
Career Development
Networking

Self-Promotion and the Job Search

Whether you’ve just begun your graduate school career or are in your final semester coursework, odds are you’ve been thinking about your professional future and the impending job search.

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Career Development
Networking
Job Search

Cultivating An Online Presence

Chances are you already have personal profiles with social media websites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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Career Development
Networking
Technology