Jobs & Internships

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How do you find the right job or internship? Whether you’re looking for full-time or part-time opportunities, on-campus or off-campus, you can count on the Career Design Center for advice and connections throughout your search.

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How To Get Started

Develop a Search Plan

Navigating job/internship opportunities can be a challenge but it’s all about the plan! Do you have a search plan?

What is a search plan?
Starting early, develop a plan of action, including goals, outcomes, methods, and a timeline. Create a method for tracking who you apply to, what stage of the application process you are in and how you followed up with each employer. Use the framework below to help you get started on your three steps.

Building Connections

80% of jobs are obtained through making connections. That's a lot! Well we've made it easy for you to get started.

Creating the Best Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) Possible

A resume is a one- to two-page document that outlines your education, skills, accomplishments, and experience. Curriculum Vitae, or also known as a CV, is a three or more page document that is a brief biography of your educational and work background used to obtain an interview in the higher education, or research focused job search. 

The purpose of a resume or a CV is to help you capture the attention of an employer so you can get an interview.

Post-PhD Job Search: Beyond the Academy

Searching for a career beyond the academy is a daunting task. After years (maybe even a decade) of working towards a degree of specialty within your field, you have undoubtedly developed expectations and dreams for your future career. Whether you are still tethered to the idea of a tenure-track position, or you are open to exploring other career options, there are many factors to consider within your job search beyond the academy.

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