Career Planning Resources
Office of Career Development Overview
This booklet outlines the basics of the office and the programming available. This is a great resource for trainees who are looking to understand what is currently available.
The Career Series
The Top 5 transferrable skills from your Ph.D. and graduate education to mention in your interview and on your C.V. and/or resume.
In today's market, it is key to have a functioning and updated LinkedIn profile, learn tips on how to improve yours.
The key to a successful first impression can often be the initial 60 second introduction that one has. Use these tips at professional conferences and networking events.
What options do you have when a period of high demand and potential chronic stress (like graduate training or other life events) cannot be avoided? You have no choice but to face it head-on and figure out how to cope.
Dr. Teresa Evans provides 12 tips for career success for scientists.
Need help with your resume or C.V.? Here are 15 helpful tips to help your resume stand out.
Introductions should change based on where you are. Ten seconds of bravery will get you a long way.
Don't strive for work-life balance, rather to strive for work-life integration. Read 7 tips to help you integrate your work and life.
Dr. Teresa Evans explains how to make the transition from graduate student to the working world.
This handout provides a list of frequently asked interview questions that can be used to prepare for both real and mock interviews.
Use social media as a space to promote your research and establish yourself as an expert in the field.
Read 8 helpful tips for getting science news coverage from the press.
Dr. Teresa Evans talks about the idea of reinventing one’s self and career during the transition into life after your diploma.
Learn about how career planning can help you improve your career options.
Harvard Business Review pulled together together several of HBR’s best assessments and quizzes to help give you a sense of what you need to work on and how to go about it.
This 80-page booklet has all the information that you need to get your career on the right track. Articles and resource lists provide information on choosing a career path, marketing yourself, identifying skills needed in different career paths, and understanding diversity issues.
Advice on how to achieve scientific independence including postdoctoral training, grant writing, lab management, and effective communication.
This toolkit from jobs.ac.uk is an interactive guide to help you formulate an ongoing career strategy.
A Science Careers booklet that examines the skills needed for students, postdocs, and faculty to help transition to their next career phase.
English Communication for Scientists is a brief guide on how to communicate more effectively in English, no matter how much previous experience you have.
This toolkit from jobs.ac.uk provides essential advice & top tips for academics looking to expand their horizons overseas.
This website can help new investigators “make the right moves” and assist those who take on the important task of providing early-career researchers with scientific management training.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is a commonly used tool for determining personality preferences. You can use this free tool to get started investigating your type and preferences.
It is important to practice for any type of interview and this handout provides tips as well as sample questions for use to prepare for both real and mock interviews.
A diagram to help you navigate the room from Diane Darling.
The OITE is a flagship resource of Career Development in the biomedical sciences.
This toolkit from jobs.ac.uk provides you with charts to create a long-term plan, conference plan, and minor publications before you start writing.
A toolkit on how to design effective scientific presentations, take risks, pick a graduate advisor, and careers outside the lab.