Career Development

Embark on your exciting journey of career exploration today

UConn Center for Career Development-Grad Students and Postdocs

 Engaging in your career preparation means taking time, throughout your academic program, to:

 -Career Prep & Job Search Action Plan

–Know Yourself

-Am I Career Ready

–Develop Your Network

–Prepare Your Materials

–Build Skills

–Communicate Your Value – Interviewing & Negotiating

–Gain Experience

–Conduct Your Job Search

Application Material Resources

Graduate Student Résumé & Cover Letter Guide

Access this guidebook to gain tips for transitioning a CV to a résumé, to incorporate strategies to enhance an existing résumé, and to optimize cover letter content. CV Guidebook

If you are seeking a faculty job or an industry research position, you will most often be required to submit a CV and not a résumé. Academic Job Application Resources


Of Additional Interest

-View Upcoming Events 

–Signature Career Events – Expand Your Career Options and Employer Insights are two signature events specifically tailored to graduate students (master’s and doctoral) and postdoctoral scholars. Both event series introduce diverse career options beyond faculty positions.

-Doctoral Degree Community

-Career Development Experience Award

Graduate Students and Postdoc Career Preparation YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Other Job-related resources

 Affinity Groups  Affinity Communities are identity-focused groups that provide students with specialized content that integrates diversity, equity, and inclusion within the career development journey. 

 Job Market Insights – Use this real-life employment data from across the country to help inform your career decision making.

International Students

Interstride supports international students with:

  • Career opportunities;

  • Networking and mentorship;

  • Visa and Immigration news;

  • “How to” webinars and workshops;

  • Productivity tools and UConn resources.