The University Career Center has expertise in supporting career exploration and conducting both non-academic and academic job searches, and serves PhD students in a variety of ways. We offer individual appointments, programs, and web resources to meet PhD students' needs.
For many types of job searches, particularly non-academic, your home college or school may be an excellent resource for discipline specific content expertise and recruiting power. However, the University Career Center can support your exploration and job search strategies in addition to the resources you may be using in your own department. These departments include:
College of Engineering: Engineering Career Resource Center
School of Information: Career Services
School of Kinesiology: Kinesiology Career Development Center
School of Environment and Sustainability: Student Career Services
School of Public Health: Career Services
Stephen M. Ross School of Business: Career Services
CV Development: If you are a student who is looking to develop your curriculum vitae (CV), we suggest that you work with your advisor or another official in your department. However, there are paid services that are offered in the Ann Arbor area as well.
Graduate Student Career Pathways Programs
Throughout the year, the University Career Center offers and co-sponsors programs with Rackham Graduate School. These career focused programs are open to any graduate student. For current program offerings check out your Handshake account through the University Career Center and Rackham Events Calendar. You can also request a program for your class or organization.
Upcoming Winter 2022 semester programs (co-sponsored with the Rackham Graduate School) are listed below -- click on link for more information and to register:
- Graduate Student Career Pathways: Cover Letters & Resumes for Internships and Positions Beyond the Professoriate Friday, February 18th, 1-2:30pm
- Assessing Organizational Culture Through a DEI Lens Wednesday, February 23rd, 1-2:30pm (part of Rackham's Professional Development DEI Certificate offerings)
- Graduate Student Career Pathways: Interviewing for Jobs Beyond the Professoriate Thursday, March 3rd 12-1:30pm
- Coffee Chats for Graduate Students: Leveraging Your Network Wednesday, March 9th, 11-11:45am
- Coffee Chats for Graduate Students: Negotiation Basics Thursday, April 14th, 11-11:45am
Our web resources are divided into two major sections for PhD students based on whether you are exploring an academic or non-academic job search. Current trends suggest you may engage both.