Explore Careers

You Have Transferable Skills!

Did you know that approximately half of all PhD graduates are employed outside academia? PhDs possess a multitude of transferable skills that are useful to employers across industry sectors. All PhD students and Postdoctoral Associates are strongly encouraged to consider, explore and prepare for multiple career paths in academia, private industry, government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Be sure to include career exploration tasks and goals in your Individual Development Plan. 

Explore Your Career Options

Learning about the world of work can feel overwhelming…but it doesn’t have to be! There are online resources you can easily tap into for well-organized and clearly written information about various career sectors. Explore the resorces that we have outlined below for various sectors.

1. Academia

2. Industry and Non-profits

3. Government/Federal

 

Learn from Professionals

Talk with people who work in the field and learn from them.