The Career Center is here to offer support to graduate and doctoral level students in a number of career development areas. We understand that obtaining an advanced degree will increase the employment options you choose to pursue. You may consider employment in academia, private industry, government or the non-profit sector. Regardless of the career path you want to pursue, we have professional staff available to meet with you one-on-one to discuss your options.
Use the handouts below to help in your career exploration and preparation. The samples are simply a tool to guide you in creating your own personalized document. You can also receive assistance with your respective college liaison assigned to your academic college: Engineering; Business; Education, Liberal Arts, Science, Nursing/Health Sciences/Pharmacy, by scheduling an appointment through email or contacting our office at (915) 747-5640.
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Vault: Career Intelligence: Provides employee surveys of top employers, career advice, job listings, and career guides to individual industries.
ImaginePhD: A career exploration and planning tool for the humanities and social sciences.
My IDP Science Careers: An individual development plan (IDP) helps you explore career possibilities and set goals to follow the career path that fits you best.
PhDs.org: Resources on finding a job, postdoctoral life, succeeding in graduate school, and career guides.
What Can I Do With This Major? Wondering how to connect majors to careers? Click on MAJORS of interest to see outlines of common career areas, employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities.
360 Choices: Career exploration program used to identify majors and careers that match your interests, abilities, and work-related values.
My Next Move: An interactive tool for job searching and resources for various career options. My Next Move has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers.
Mining Majors: View internship opportunities, student, and professional organizations, online resources, related job sites and occupations targeted to your major.
O-Net: Find descriptions of occupations and real-world information about them. Find career exploration tools, resources for veterans, information about tests and assessments, and questionnaires.
Build Your Network Tips from LinkedIn for Higher Education: Resources for strategic design and use on the benefits of LinkedIn profile and how to get started.
UTEP Alumni Association: Stay connected with a worldwide network of Miners.
Industry Research Vault: Career Intelligence: Provides employee surveys of top employers, career advice, job listings, and career guides to individual industries.
Candid Career: Provides thousands of informational video interviews featuring industry professionals through an easy to use website.
USAJOBS: Access thousands of job opportunities across hundreds of federal agencies and organizations. You can find open positions for a countless array of occupational areas, from accounting and air navigation to oceanography and podiatry.
Going Global: provides country-specific career and employment information, including world-wide internship and job postings, H1B employer listings, corporate profiles, and career resources for 30 countries. USE your UTEP login to access this site.
Company Reviews and Salary Company Reviews & Salary Search.
- Chronicle Vitae: Contains job listings, e-mail alert services, job search articles, a discussion forum, and useful links.
- National Postdoctoral Association: Use their career center to search and apply for multiple jobs
- UniversityJobs.com: The leading source for University and College jobs
- Postdoc Jobs: A great source used for postdoc recruiting
- Inside Higher Ed: Online source for news, job posting of higher education, career advice, and tools to advance your career.
- HigherEdJobs: Job database focused on college university positions.
- FindAPostDoc: Dedicated to listing jobs for new and recently qualified PhDs.
- Science Careers: Contains job openings, job fair announcements and career management articles.
- HASTAC: A community of humanists, artists, social scientists, scientists, and technologists, where you can connect with others, receive newsletters and announcements, blog, post funding and job opportunities.
- Academic Employment Network: Posting of academic positions, including teaching, school administration, and other jobs in higher education.
- Academic Careers Online: Contains world-wide job listings in universities, community colleges, and research institutes.
- JobMine (LINK: https://candidate.gradleaders.com/UTEP/Candidates/Login.aspx?pid=3371)
- UTEP Employment Opportunities
- USAJOBS: Access thousands of job opportunities across hundreds of federal agencies and organizations. You can find open positions for a countless array of occupational areas, from accounting and air navigation to oceanography and podiatry.
- USA.gov: Provides government information, services, and job postings.
- Government Jobs: A government sector job board that provides tools to assist job seekers with the tools they need to seek government employment.
- Political Job Hunt: Offers the latest listings of jobs in politics, public policy and government affairs, tips to guide your job search, and email job alerts.
- Idealist: Primarily non-profit oriented opportunities, including international.
- Foundationalist: Job board designed for listing opportunities within the nonprofit sector.
- NonprofitJobs.org: A job site that gathers nonprofit personnel to job opportunities, ability to create candidate profiles, and career resource tools.
- Council on Foundations: Connects nonprofit professionals to the right nonprofit jobs and provide resources to enhance your career.
- ExecSearches.com: Find career related resources, job postings, and discussions targeting the nonprofit market that will help you and your specific goal.
Schlumberger: This company consists of Research Scientists, Research Engineers, and Research Associates. (STEM majors)
GovernmentJobs: If you are interested in social or scientific research and analytics, look into the government department of education and research. (STEM, Business and Liberal Arts majors)
Association for Institutional Research: This association supports higher education professionals in the collection, analysis, interpretation, and communication of data. (Liberal Arts and Business Majors)
LinkedIn: Use this professional social media site to search for clinical research jobs. (STEM and Liberal Arts majors)
Career Builder: CareerBuilder has helped millions of people find jobs and has equipped thousands of employers with the talent they need. (STEM and Liberal Arts majors)
HigherEd Jobs : This website is all about finding research careers within universities, and can help you find a research career across the United States and abroad (STEM and Liberal Arts majors)
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: As a scientist at St. Jude, you'll not only benefit from a creative environment — you'll also have exceptional technology and resources at your fingertips. (STEM majors)
SOCRA for Clinical Research Excellence: A non-profit, charitable and educational membership organization committed to providing opportunities to all persons involved in clinical research activities. (STEM majors)
City of Hope: A leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. It is known for rapid translation of scientific research into new treatments. (STEM majors)
C+R Research: A company dedicated to research, innovation, and creativity. They are hiring talented researchers and professionals from a variety of backgrounds. (Business majors)
Chadwick Martin Bailey: The positions commonly posted are: Associate Market Researchers, Market Research Project Managers, and Market Research Account Directors (Business majors)
Premier Research: This biotech company is looking for candidates that share their commitment to developing life-changing therapies. (Business and STEM majors)
TheUNIjobs: Times Higher Education (THE) is a company with the world’s most influential university ranking, and has a job posting board for research positions. (Liberal Arts majors)
UT Southwestern: https://jobs.utsouthwestern.edu/jobs/research-laboratory/
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso: https://elpasojobs.ttuhsc.edu/
The Ohio State University: https://wexnermedical.osu.edu/careers/current-openings/researchUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School: https://www.ummsjobs.com/jobs/?category=21
- Check out the dates for the five different Career Fairs the Career Center hosts throughout the academic year.
- Graduate CV General Sample
- Graduate Resume General Sample
- Cover Letter/ Letter of Interest Sample
- Thank You Letter Sample
- Statement of Purpose
- References Sample
- Recommendation Letter Tips From the Chronical of Higher Education
- Interview Strategies
- Interview Wardrobe
- Elevator Speech
- Resume Checklist
- Accomplishment Statements for a Resume
- Action Words for a Resume
- Curriculum Vitae Guidelines
- Online Resources