USG's Center for Career Development provides a variety of career and professional development tools for graduate students.  Students are encouraged to meet with one of our Career Coaches or explore the resources listed below to learn about the many ways to advance professionally including:

  • Presenting at Conferences
  • Publishing Articles and Creative Work
  • Research Opportunities
  • Teaching Opportunities
  • Writing Your CV
  • Building Your Network
  • Continued Learning
  • The Academic Job Search 
  • Jobs Outside of Academia

Job Search Resources for Academia and Beyond

Below are resources to help you identify job opportunities in academia and other industries seeking candidates with advanced degrees:
For those seeking positions in academic institutions around the globe

Academic Careers Online (ACO)
Contains worldwide job listings for universities, community colleges, and research institutions
Job resource for academic positions, including teaching, school administration, and other jobs in higher education

Chronicle of Higher Education Career: Careers
Contains job listings, articles, a discussion forum, and other resources

H-Net: Humanities & Social Sciences Online
Explore job listings in the humanities, social sciences, and communications

The National Academies
Explore job listings in engineering, science, medicine, and the social sciences

View discussion boards, and articles for graduate students working on dissertations

Physics World
Explore job postings and company profiles in the sciences
Science Careers
Explore job opportunities and career management resources
Lists available opportunities for Higher Ed Professionals, conferences, articles, and resources for PhDs and Postdoctoral students
Job resource for community college job opportunities
Career resources for life science PhDs and MDs. 
Resources for those who are new to the academic job search including industry trends, CV advice, how to search for jobs, and interviewing tips
Job board dedicated to new and recently qualified PhDs
U.S. and international higher education job opportunities
Source for higher education jobs, news, and career advice
Job board and career development resources
View postdoctoral job opportunities
Showcases PhD jobs at all types of corporations, academic institutions, and laboratories in the U.S. and worldwide
Job board for postdoctoral and faculty position

Resources for Career Changers


Developing a Career Change Plan

Ten Step Plan for Career Change

Transitioning to a Nonprofit Career

Identifying Transferable Job Skills

Finding Your Career Passion

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Exploring Affinity Groups

What is an Affinity Group? A Guide foir the Workplace

How to Start an Affinity Group

Professional Development Resources

LinkedIn Learning (formerly

Learn from hundreds of free or low cost lessons from "masters" in their field as they share stories, skills, shortcuts, failures, and successes
Beyond the To Do List (iTunes Podcast)

iTunes What Great Bosses Know (iTunes Podcast)

Managing Your Career (LinkedIn Learning)

Managing Teams (LinkedIn Learning)

Managing for People Who Hate Managing (American Management Association)

Introduction to Project Management (Udemy)

21 Critical Lessons for Entrepreneurs (Udemy)

Negotiation Fundamentals (LinkedIn Learning)

Getting Started with Google Analytics (Udemy)