Doctoral Degree

Welcome! This page is designed to provide content of interest to doctoral students who are exploring career options and career pathways. In this Career Community you will find:

  • blog posts and other content of particular relevance to doctoral students
  • selected job postings
  • doctoral student and alumni career success stories
  • potential mentors through Husky Mentor Network program (with a designated mentor community later this fall)
  • student and professional organizations of interest

Career Exploration is Essential
Your degree is just one of your qualifications. With this in mind, a goal of this Community is to help you explore, implement, and execute your career ideas and options. Career Coaches are available to meet with you throughout your degree program, appointments can be scheduled here.

Top Skills for Doctoral Students

It is important to know what skills, knowledge, and experiences employers seek, to inform your career preparation during your doctoral program.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) identified eight competencies that employers typically seek in job candidates. It is important to be aware of what employers value in a job applicant, and then make sure that you are gaining and enhancing those skills. If you notice a gap between what you possess and what employers seek, make a plan to narrow the gap, gaining skills and experience either on campus or beyond.

3 Tips for Developing Skills Outside of Your Graduate Degree Program

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As a graduate student, you might become competent and confident in your research and/or teaching skills, your abilities to think critically and write persuasively after receiving training in your graduate study. Yet, it’s likely that what you have acquired prepares …

By Damiao Zoe Xu
Damiao Zoe Xu Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services Damiao Zoe Xu
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Which Address Should I Use on my CV or Résumé? 

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When reviewing graduate students’ CVs or résumés one of the first questions I am asked is, “What address should I use?” While I wish I could provide a simple answer, this question most often merits a bit of conversation and …

By Kay Kimball Gruder
Kay Kimball Gruder Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Programs and Services Kay Kimball Gruder
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What Does a Clinical Audiologist Do?

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Audiologists are important healthcare providers who make a significant difference in the health and quality of life for the millions of people who experience hearing and balance difficulties because they evaluate, treat, and manage these conditions as part of the …

By Thomas Hinchey, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA,CH-AP, Certified by the American Board of Audiology
Thomas Hinchey, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA,CH-AP, Certified by the American Board of Audiology Audiologist/Assisstant Clinical Professor
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InterSECT Job Simulation Platform: Where Doctoral Students Can Explore Career Paths

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Imagine this: you just started thinking about your future career, and hope to find out information about careers you are interested in, or you feel stuck in a career that you are not satisfied with, and want to give a …

By Damiao Zoe Xu
Damiao Zoe Xu Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services Damiao Zoe Xu
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Success Story:  Anand Gupta 

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Doctor of Pharmacy graduate and international student overcomes obstacles during a hiring freeze and country-lock down by landing a job as Formation and Analytical Project Manager at Ambio Inc. directly after graduation this year. 

Dr. Anand Gupta received his degree …

By Desiree Martino
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Career Exploration Tools

A Guide to Career Wellness

Career wellness is present in many aspects of life in graduate school and exploring these materials can help to improve …

Vault Industry Guides

Vault Guide to Social Sciences Jobs, Second Edition

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Vault Guide to Politics, Public Policy, and Activism Jobs, Second Edition

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Vault Guide to Museum and Cultural Center Jobs, Second Edition

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Vault Guide to Earth Science Jobs, Second Edition

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Vault Guide to Government Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career …

Vault Guide to Foreign Languages and Studies Jobs

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career …