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Toolkit

Below are links to resources for students, staff, and faculty around supporting graduate students’ pursuit of careers off the tenure track.

Resources at the Graduate Center

The Office of Career Planning and Professional Development
Offers individual career counseling to students, including advice on CVs, resumes, and other job search materials; assistance with preparing for interviews; and discussions on career planning strategies
Workshop and event schedule (inc. alumni panels and employer information and recruitment sessions): OCPPD Events
Podcast featuring alumni working outside academia: Alumni Aloud
Additional resources for pursuing non-academic careers: Job Search Basics

GC Digital Initiatives
Represents a diverse constellation of people, projects, labs, and collaborations pushing the boundaries of existing scholarly practice through the skeptical, reflective, and innovative incorporation of digital technologies
Workshop, event, and lecture schedule: GCDI Events

The Futures Initiative
Equips graduate students to expand career horizons and connect their learning to the wider world by conducting meaningful, high-level research and connecting it to the wider world in creative ways

Resources beyond the Graduate Center

The Versatile PhD
Helping graduate students and PhDs envision, prepare for, and excel in non-academic careers
(find the CUNY Graduate Center in the list of subscribing institutions for access)

Vault (esp. Career Resources and Insider User Guides)
In-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work within an industry, company, or profession—and how to position yourself to launch and build the career you want
(sign up through the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development website)

Connected Academics
Preparing doctoral students of language and literature for a variety of careers
Modern Language Association (MLA)

Career Diversity for Historians
An exploration of the culture and practice of doctoral education in history
American Historical Association (AHA)

Imagine PhD
A career exploration planning tool for the humanities and social sciences
Graduate Career Consortium (GCC)