It's never too early to start preparing for your future career. Whether you are interested in a faculty position, research, or something else, it is important to explore your options. Looking into potential career options in your field can help you prepare for those possibilities before you enter the job market.
Using LinkedIn well can help you develop and support your professional network and connect with other professionals in your field. Think carefully about what information you include and how best to portray yourself online.
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?
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.
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.