The first step in any job or internship search is to reflect on your values, priorities, and identity. The University Career Center is a space where you can ask questions about all aspects of your career readiness. We provide a supportive and non-judgmental environment, and we know how personal identity connects to career decisions. The information below, while not all-encompassing, is intended to help you make informed decisions about your career plans.
Career and Ph.D. Resources
- Graduate Student Employment
- External Funds
- UO Graduate Studies Professional Development Resources
- UO Graduate Studies: Career Discovery Resources — (includes free links to ImaginePhD and Versatile Ph.D. career exploration and planning tools!)
- National Postdoctoral Association has a range of resources on its website, including a growing resource library containing guides on topics from mentorship to career planning.
- Intersect Jobs Simulator — online platform that allows graduate-level scientists and humanists, regardless of professional stage, to explore future career options
What can the University Career Center offer me as a Graduate Student?
- Document Reviews of GE Applications and Fellowship/Scholarship/Post-Doc Applications
- The Job Hunt, during Grad School and up to a year post-Grad
- Career Coaching regarding CVs, Cover Letters, Personal Statements
- Tips for Networking with Professional Organizations, in and outside your field!
- Practice Interviews
- Help Reviewing Job Offers and Compensation Packages; Tips for Negotiating
Connect with Professionals and Peers
Networking is simply talking and building relationships with professionals in careers that interest you, to help you learn what it’s like to work in a particular role, field, or industry. In addition to the Division of Graduate Studies, and your academic department, there are often professional organizations that you can join as a graduate student. For example, the American Chemical Society has a Career Navigator, where you can find mentors and network, explore different career paths, find internships, and look for full-time positions. In addition, the GTFF, Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation, is the professional Union for all GE appointments.
On Campus and Community Resources
- Division of Graduate Studies
- UO Graduate Student Association
- Eugene Resources for Graduate Students
- Knight Campus Graduate Internship Program