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Career Development

Career Development

The Career Center

The Career Center supports both master’s and Ph.D. students as they navigate their career decision making. They have dedicated staff who work with graduate students in all aspects of their career development, internship, and job searches. They offer individual appointments, workshops and programs, and web resources.

U-M Career Services by School

Many schools and programs have a home-based career services office. Home-based offices embody specific expertise and resources for the population of students they serve, and are listed here

International Center

The U-M International Center provides a variety of services, consultations and resources to assist international students, scholars, faculty and staff at the University of Michigan, as well as U-M American students seeking opportunities to study, work, or travel abroad. Check out their events and resources link for professional development and career-related workshops for international students.

The Rackham Program in Public Scholarship

The Rackham Program in Public Scholarship helps University of Michigan graduate students develop collaborative projects with community partners that address real-world challenges and enhance students’ professional development.

Career Planning

Jobs on Toast

Jobs on Toast a blog dedicated to helping researchers find a fulfilling career outside of academia.

PhDs At Work

PhDs At Work provides an online space to learn from peers who have successfully transitioned from academia to industry, gain expert insight on how to manage your career. This site includes blogs and podcasts that provide insights to career paths through "Day-in-the-Life" perspectives.

Preparing Future Faculty

In collaboration with Rackham Graduate School, CRLT offers programs to help graduate students prepare for their first faculty jobs. Topics include preparing for the job market, learning about current issues in higher education, tenure and faculty worklife, and effective teaching for a diverse student body.

Re-envisioning the Ph.D., Obtaining Employment

Includes online resources, discussion groups, relevant publications, promising practices, from universities and colleges, dealing with professional development for graduate students.

The Professor Is In

In this blog, Karen L. Kelsky, Ph.D., who spent 15 years as an R1 tenured professor, department head, and university advisor, shares her candid take on graduate school, the job market, and tenure.

Versatile PhD

Rackham and The Career Center co-sponsor the Premium membership access to to help graduate students and new Ph.D.s identify, prepare for, and excel in possible non-academic careers. The site features expert advice and sample cover letters, resumes, and career and hiring stories.

Last updated: June 26, 2017 - 3:59pm