Graduate Student Professional Development
|Career Planning Resources|
|Help and advice||Career fairs||The Versatile PhD|
|Advice on how to find||
The Perfect Postdoc: A Primer - Jim Austin, Science Careers
Ten Simple Rules for Selecting a Postdoctoral Position - Philip W. Bourne, Iddo Friedberg
Finding the Perfect Postdoc for You - Carol Manahan
Postdocs for Humanists - Peter S. Cahn, Chronicle of Higher Education
|Choosing a postdoc advisor|
Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Biological Sciences - compiled by UC-Berkeley
Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities - compiled by UC-Berkeley
Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Social Sciences - compiled by UC-Berkeley
PhDs.org - Postdoctoral fellowships and issues relating to postdoctoral employment.
UW-Madison's Postdoctoral Scholars web site contains information regarding postdoctoral life at UW-Madison, including benefits, available positions, funding resources, mentoring, professional and career development, networking, and more.
Ten Tips: How to make the most of a postdoctoral position in the social sciences - Stephanie Robert, Professor, School of Social Work
Handout: finding postdocs in industry (4/2006)
Inside the industry postdoc experience - Science Careers.org
Industrial Postdocs: Engaging Science - Chemical & Engineering News
Consider Postdoctoral Training In Industry - Student Vision
Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA) programs, funded by the National Institute for General Medical Sciences, offer research and mentored teaching support. The teaching occurs at minority serving institutions.
Finding Teaching Experiences During Your Postdoc - Siribhinya Benyajati
Be sure to consult your faculty advisors and others in your graduate program for specific advice about the practices in your academic discipline.
|Comprehensive guides from other universities||
Univ. of Virginia Graduate Arts & Sciences Career Services (job search, application materials, interviewing, offers)
Comprehensive guides-recommended books
The Academic Job Search Handbook (3rd Edition). 2001. M.M. Heiberger and J.M. Vick. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press. (Available UW-Madison library)
The MLA Guide to the Job Search: a Handbook for Departments and for PhDs and PhD Candidates in English and foreign languages. 1996. E. Showalter et al. New York: Modern Language Association. (Available UW-Madison library)
Online Resources for Locating Academic Positions - Tara Kuther, About.com
|Curriculum Vitae (CV)||
CV review by Education Portfolio & Career Services (EPCS). EPCS is a resource for the UW-Madison School of Education and UW-Madison graduate students pursuing careers in higher education.
Key Elements in a CV - Univ. of Southern California (USC)
Handout: The Curriculum Vitae and Letter of Application - Univ. of Chicago
How to prepare your curriculum vitae (rev. ed.). 2003. A. L. Jackson and C. K. Geckeis. Chicago: VGM Career. (Available UW-Madison library)
|Cover letters, other letters||
Basics of Cover Letter Writing - Richard M. Reis, Chronicle of Higher Education
Cover Letter Samples - Univ. of Pennsylvania
How to write a research statement and samples - Duke Univ.
Writing a Research Plan - Jim Austin, Science Careers
|Teaching Statement, Teaching Philosophy||
Guide, rubric, and samples - Univ. of Michigan
Credentials Service UW-Madison: Interfolio (on-line confidential delivery of CV, transcripts, and letters of reference to search committees)
EPCS Dossier Service - Available to Ph.D. and Master's degree students and alumni, this service allows students and alumni who are seeking positions in higher education to have their letters of reference sent to EPCS for storage and delivery to employers.
Preparation for various types of academic interviews - Univ. of Virginia
Interviewing for faculty positions, tips from search chairs - Video of a panel discussion at UW-Madison.
PRC: Conference & Campus Interviews - Duke on iITunesU Podcast
Academic Job Talk - Tomorrow’s Professor’s Listserv
After the Offer, Before the Deal - Chris Golde
Go Ahead, Haggle - Rebecca A. Bryant & Amber Marks, Chronicle of Higher Education
A Dean’s Take on Salary Negotiation - Roger Sinclair, Chronicle of Higher Education
Article: Dual Career Couples and other resources - American Psychological Association of Graduate Students
Dual Career Couples; Problem or Opportunity - American Physical Society
Questions for Dual Career Couples - Chronicle of Higher Education
|Podcasts about applying for faculty positions||Preparing for the Faculty Career (PFC) Duke on iTunesU Lecture 13: Behind the Scenes with the Search Committee, Conference and Campus Interviews, Negotiating a Job Offer.|
|International jobs and internships||
Go Global! The International Careers Web Site, International jobs, internships, or volunteer opportunities - hosted by UW-Madison's Global Studies Program.
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Morgridge Center for Public Service
Arts and Humanities:
L&S Career Services Internship Resources
External Resources ( from L&S Career Services)
|Developing your own||Tips on Creating Your Own Internship|
College Library Career Collections books on writing résumés, cover letters, preparing for interviews, and job hunting
WISCareers (through My UW) Includes electronic portfolio, résumé and cover letter builders, occupation information, online career assessments, and much more. The module is found on the Work Record tab in My UW.
Strategies for Success
Book: The Chicago Guide to Your Career in Science, A Toolkit for Students and Postdocs, by Victor A. Bloomfield and Esam E. El-Fakahany – A comprehensive guidebook that addresses the challenges faced by today's beginning scientists and engineers.
|Researching a company||
Research a Company, Career Collection, UW-Madison College Library - Campus, print and online resources for researching companies
Company Research Guides, Rutgers University Libraries - "How to" guide with links to online research resources
Company Research Guides, UW-Madison Business School Library - Information on public, private, and Wisconsin companies
Company Research Guides, Emory Goizueta Business Library - General information about nonprofits and resources for finding information about specific types of nonprofit organizations.
Career Guides: Nonprofits, Boston University Libraries - Information on careers in Nonprofits.
Non-profits, Foundations, and Think Tanks, The Riley Guide - General resources and directories, job listing sources for nonprofits, information on philanthropy, fundraising, public policy, and think tanks.
Tooling up: The informational Interview
Informational Interviewing Tutorial
|Campus career centers||
Although intended for employers, the Office of Corporate Relations' site provides helpful links to the many campus career centers.
Non-academic options for Ph.D.s
The Versatile PhD is a new resource for humanities and social sciences graduate students, PhDs, and alumni interested in exploring non-academic careers. Those in STEM fields can also benefit. Check out the many areas of the site that are open to everyone. Coming soon: UW-Madison is becoming a subscriber, which will allow current students, faculty, staff, and recent alumni to log in through this Graduate School site and access the Versatile PhD's Premium Content. Stay tuned...
|Other resources for non-academic careers||
|Articles and books on non-academic career options||
List: Articles in the Chronicle of Higher Education about non-academic careers for Ph.D.s
"So what are you going to do with that?": Finding Careers Outside Academia - Susan Basalla and Maggie Debelius, rev .ed., Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2007 (Available UW-Madison library)
Video: How to Find a Job Outside Academia, Even If You Aren't Sure You Want One. UW Madison campus presentation by Susan Basalla, 2/5/2009 (please note: there was a problem with the lighting on the video about mid-way through the presentation).
Putting Your Graduate Degree to Work - Joan Schiebelbein, Edmonton, Alberta: University of Alberta Press, 2001 (not available UW-Madison libraries)
Put Your Science to Work: The Take-Charge Career Guide for Scientist - Peter S. Fiske. Washington, DC: American Geophysical Union, 2001 (Available UW-Madison library)
Alternative Careers in Science: Leaving the Ivory Tower - edited by Cynthia Robbins-Roth. 2nd ed., London: Elsevier Academic, 2006 (Available UW-Madison library)
From C.V. to Résumé - Kim Thompson & Terren Ilana Wein, Chronicle of Higher Education
Career Trends: Careers Away from the Bench - complimentary booklet available for download, courtesy of Science/AAAS
|Upcoming career fairs||See the UW-Madison Events Calendar|