Career Development

Clasped hands
"Fent Pinya" by Miguel Bohigas Costabella | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Tues., March 3, 2015; by Stephanie Shipp

Your network may be the key for landing your next job. Grad Ambassador Stephanie Shipp shares she's learned about expanding her network while on the job market.
a network of railroad interchanges
"The Network" by identity chris is | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Tues. Jan. 27, 2015; by Elisha Hall

Networking with key faculty in your field provides you with important connections that can help with your current studies and research, future projects, and the job search.

Tues., Jan. 20

A job listing provides vital information for job applicants. Learn what to look for so your application rises to the top of the stack!
Your professional network is a lot like a spiderweb
"wide web" by josef.steufer

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014; by Jenny Beth Jorgensen

Networking can help you with your research now and it can help you later when you go on the job market. Jenny Beth explains the importance of expanding professional networks in grad school.
close-up photo of a CV title
"Curriculum Vitae" by the Italian voice

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

The Curriculum Vitae (abbreviated Vita or simply CV) is a document that summarizes your relevant research, work, and teaching experience. Use these tips to begin constructing a reader-friendly document that will help you get the job.

After sending in your application materials and successfully completing a round or two of interviews, you’ll be invited for an on-campus interview. Most on-campus interviews include a job talk. To be successful in your job talk, preparation is key.

You’ve received a job offer from an academic institution—well done! The final step in securing an academic position, like any job, is negotiating the terms of your contract.

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?

You may be reading this on your first day of graduate school, but it’s never too early to think about your entry into the job market—whether you plan on taking an academic route or applying to jobs in the non-profit, government, or business sector

finger pressing an elevator button
bogenfreund | flickr

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.