PhD Students

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. 

Individual Appointments

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 faculty member in your department. 

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.

Request a Program

Upcoming Winter 2024 semester programs (co-sponsored with the Rackham Graduate School) are listed below -- click on link for more information and to register:

Web Resources 

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. 

Academic Job Search

Non-Academic Job Search