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.
The Fall 2020 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: Interviewing for Jobs Beyond the Professoriate, September 2, 12-1:30 pm.
- Graduate Student Career Pathways: Are You LinkedIN?, September 11, 12-1:30 pm.
- Coffee Chats for Graduate Students: Virtual Informational Interviews, September 16, 12-12:45pm.
- Graduate Student Career Pathways: Converting CVs to Resumes September 30th, 12-1:30pm
- Graduate Student Career Pathways: Preparing for Virtual Career Fairs and Other Networking Opportunities October 8th, 12-1pm
- Assessing Organizational Culture Through a DEI Lens October 14th, 12-1:30pm (part of Rackham's DEI Certificate Program offerings)
- Graduate Student Career Pathways: Interviewing for Jobs Beyond the Professoriate October 28th, 9:30-10:30am
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.