Whether you are applying for a job, internship, funding, or another graduate degree, etc. you will need to communicate your skills, knowledge, experience, your vision, and interests, and fit with the opportunity.

Understanding yourself, the opportunity, and what is desired by your audience are key components in successful communication.  Skipping one of these components will lessen your ability to communicate your value and to show what you have to offer.

Consider these resources as you explore ways to effectively communicate your value in your verbal and oral communication and digital presence.


CCD On Demand – Grad Students & Postdocs

Watch bite-sized videos with tips & advice covering all aspects of Career Development, wherever and whenever you need them.

Career Coaching for Communicating Your Value

Career Coaching bridges the gap between where you are and where you want to be, through a goal and action-oriented …

Schedule a Practice Interview

Along with practicing for interviews on your own, the Center for Career Development offers both interview prep appointments and practice …

Common Academic Interview Questions

It is rare to know which questions you will be asked during an interview. The best preparation is to dedicate …

Building Your LinkedIn Profile

Learn how to best present yourself on the biggest professional social media network.

Tips for Specific Interview Types

Documents include tips for All Day Interviews, Ethical Interview Questions, Virtual Interviews and Group/Panel Interviews.

Big Interview: Practice Interviewing
Use Big Interview to learn and practice your interview skills, whether you’re interviewing for a job or graduate school.
Résumé, CV, & Cover Letter Guide
Interview Preparation Guide and Worksheets

Help through the entire interview process with tips about how to prepare for your interview, how to succeed during the …