A common theme has emerged from interviews with various stakeholders (see, for example,
Ph.D.: What Concerns Do We Have?), studies (such as Ph.D.'s-Ten Years Later and At Cross Purposes), and
the 2000 Re-envisioning Conference (see Meta-themes for Conference conclusions). These sources all suggest that
doctoral students and Ph.D.'s want and need preparation for a wider range of career options. In response, we have
put together a collection of resources that address preparation for various
types of employment. The resources are grouped in the roughly chronological
order of search for employment: researching career paths, preparing cvs and
resumes, and searching for positions. The links included on these pages are by no means
exhaustive, and we welcome suggestions for further additions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An annotated list of publications about possible career paths for doctoral students, newly-minted Ph.D.'s, post-docs,
These on-line articles offer specific career advice, first-person narratives,
and professional development guidelines. Some also deal with the intellectual
roles of Ph.D.'s working outside academia.
Information about a range of funding resources, professional development opportunities, and career paths in academe
Discussion groups about professional issues in a variety of career options.
Universities with Career Services for Ph.D.'s
Universities with on-line resources specifically for graduate students.
Writing CVs and Resumes
Writing CVs and resumes for a variety of professional positions.
Jobs, Post Docs and Funding
Sites posting a variety of positions and funding for Ph.D.'s.
Ph.D. Virtual Career Fair
Information about a Ph.D. Virtual Career Fair sponsored by twenty-two major research universities.
Universities with On-Site Ph.D. Job Fairs
Information about an on-site Ph.D. Job Fair sponsored by a consortium of North Carolina universities.