Non-Academic Job Search
The non-academic job search can be both exciting and daunting for graduate students. Increasingly, graduate students are looking outside of academia for career possibilities. Some prefer a career in government, non-profit organizations or industry. Others are disappointed in their search for an academic position and want to learn what else is available. A increasing number of graduate students are finding that they have acquired a set of transferable skills that can be used in most professional environments. Students acquire research, writing, and project management skills, professional career behaviors and creative problem solving abilities that are highly sought after in the public and private sector. The Graduate School and Graduate Career Services have created a series of workshops that focus on non-academic careers. The Graduate Career Services office has created a database of job search websites, resume-writing help, and suggestions on how to transition out of the world of academia. It may be challenging to take the initial step into the non-academic world, but the options are unlimited. The information provided in this website will help you navigate the non-academic career world.