Though graduate students and postdocs should look to their faculty mentors for advice about career planning, The Graduate School professional development team offers support and resources related to the academic job search, career diversity, and, professional development. Students and postdocs can also request feedback on professional documents such as CVs, cover letters, and teaching statements. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (915) 747-5777 to schedule a thirty-minute appointment. Se habla español.
Versatile PhD offers resources for advance degree holders in Humanities/Social Sciences and STEM considering careers outside the academy. The site includes overviews of possible fields, real-life narratives of PhD holders working outside the academy, forums & panels, and job ads.
The first time you login, access Versatile PhD here with your UTEP credentials and register.
National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) provides an array of resources of interest to postdocs, their mentors, and graduate students considering a postdoctoral fellowship. These resources include a Section on Career Planning, as well as discussions of other current issues and best practices.
Graduate students, faculty, staff, and postdocs can apply for Affiliate membership by clicking here and using their UTEP email address.
Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) offers courses and workshops designed to expand opportunities for future faculty preparation, introduce evidence-based teaching through Teaching-as-Research, connect participants to a national network of future & current faculty, and train participants for successful job searches.
Graduate students, faculty, staff, and postdocs can sign up for announcements, online courses, and workshops by clicking here.
Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) offers resources related to best practices in graduate education, including webinars and publications that speak to current challenges, trends, and innovations. CGS also provides information on career paths for doctoral students. CGS's GradSense is a platform that provides a range of resources and tools to help grad students and prospective grad students manage their finances responsibly and be more informed about student loans, taxes, and budgeting.
Graduate students, faculty, and staff can sign up to access members-only content by clicking here.
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