- Is Career Counseling for You?
- Explore Yourself
- Explore Careers
- Explore Graduate/Professional School
- Job/Internship Search Strategies
- Company Research
- Relocation Resources
- Developing Your Own Small Business
Making the Switch
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Use this handout to answer some questions associated with the transition of going outside of academia
Outside of Academia Interviewing Questions
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Unique questions employers may have when considering a (former) grad student for an outside academia job.
Samples of Vitas converted to Resumes
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Explore three different samples of vitas converted to resumes
Using your Transferable Skills
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Use this handout to identify the skills that you have developed in graduate school and are relevant for positions outside of academia
Vitas vs. Resumes
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Learn about the main differences between a vita and a resume
Workshop On-Line: Job Searching Outside of Academia
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Learn how to translate your academic experience to outside of academia
Jobs Outside of Academia
These links will assist graduate students who want to prepare for a job search outside of academia.
- The VerstilePh.D
a web-based resource that helps graduate students explore how to pursue non-academic careers. The service is completely confidential and is open to all Ohio State graduate students, faculty, and staff. Ohio State username authentication is required.
- Chronicle Career Network
Lists on-line career resources in various disciplines, government, industry, business sectors, non-profits, and general career sites for Ph.D.'s.
- American Institute of Physics
Presents resources for job seekers including listings of academic and non-academic job openings.
- Mathematical Sciences Career Information
Focused on increasing awareness about non-academic career options for math majors.
Lists non-academic opportunities for doctoral students.
Premier job site for recruiting the top scientists.
True-life stories of people who have found career fulfillment outside of academia.
- University of California-Berkeley
An on-line workshop with helpful resources.