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.

Expand Your Career Options: A Career in Consulting for Graduate Students

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The field of consulting has attracted many graduate students from various academic disciplines. A panel of UConn alumni addressed myths about consulting and shared tips with graduate students on preparing for a career in consulting during the event, Expand Your …

By Damiao Zoe Xu
Damiao Zoe Xu Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services Damiao Zoe Xu
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What Exactly Happens After I Apply?

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When clicking “submit” on an electronic application do you know what really happens? Have you considered the many audiences to which your application materials must appeal?

As Derek Attig shares, “If it’s all keywords and no story, they won’t find …

By Kay Kimball Gruder
Kay Kimball Gruder Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Programs and Services Kay Kimball Gruder
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From a Doctoral Student in Philosophy to a Higher Ed Professional: Emma Bjorngard-Basayne’18 Ph.D.’s Success Story

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UConn alumna Dr. Emma Bjorngard-Basayne18 Ph.D. Philosophy is currently an Academic Advisor at the Office of Undergraduate Advising, UConn School of Business. She is also an Adjunct Professor in Philosophy at the Stamford Campus, UConn. Her career journey suggests …

By Damiao Zoe Xu
Damiao Zoe Xu Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services Damiao Zoe Xu
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Interview Preparation: A Reflection on Mind, Body, and Soul

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Are you seeking a new lens and insight for preparing job or internship interviews? Jillian Ives, PhD candidate in the Neag School of Education’s Learning, Leadership, and Education Policy program offers a fresh perspective on interview preparation that might help …

By Damiao Zoe Xu
Damiao Zoe Xu Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services Damiao Zoe Xu
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It’s a Match for 100+ Doctors-to-Be in UConn Medical School’s 50th Graduating Class

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When it comes to Match Day, the exhilaration experienced by students at the UConn School of Medicine is – well, unmatched.

An annual tradition at medical schools around the country in which students are connected with residency programs where they’ll spend …

By Lauren Woods
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Resources

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 Guide to Social Sciences 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 Politics, Public Policy, and Activism 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 Museum and Cultural Center 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 Earth Science 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 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 …