Jobs Outside Academia for PhD’S

JOBS OUTSIDE ACADEMIA FOR Ph.D’S

Do you have a PhD and are now thinking about exploring non-academic career options? The key is being open to applying your skills, abilities and interests in a wide variety of positions and industries.

Here …

By Patty Hickman
Patty Hickman Director, Graduate Career & Professional Development Patty Hickman
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Leverage the Power of Words to Craft Compelling Resume Content

Half the battle of creating strong resumes is in developing content that truly illuminates your strengths and showcases your accomplishments; telling the story of your past experiences in a compelling manner is where most folks struggle. Whether your experience was paid or unpaid, …

By Carolyn Sommers
Carolyn Sommers Assistant Director of Career & Professional Development Carolyn Sommers
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Graduate Research: Writing and Editing

You’ll be writing until there’s no need to write anymore, until you’ve covered your topic sufficiently and the questions are answered. Will it be 60 pages, 90, 150? Just depends. When you get started and throughout, don’t worry about the …

By Maria Kuntz
Maria Kuntz Assistant Director, Advancement Marketing Maria Kuntz
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Graduate Research: Organizing and Planning

Getting organized is key to your success. The thesis will not magically happen. It will not write itself and you cannot absorb theory through pillow osmosis—though that would be nice. A former boss told me that theses and dissertations require …

By Maria Kuntz
Maria Kuntz Assistant Director, Advancement Marketing Maria Kuntz
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Graduate Research: Tools

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There are lots of tools that can make writing your thesis or other large research project more doable. I’m telling you about these up front so that you can start using them now, because—trust me—they make a huge difference!

By Maria Kuntz
Maria Kuntz Assistant Director, Advancement Marketing Maria Kuntz
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Graduate Research: Thinking

Make time to think.

No seriously, make time to think. Schedule this, too. (can you tell I like schedules)?

At the very least, accept that this is part of the writing, or pre-writing process. Great writing doesn’t just happen. Spontaneous …

By Maria Kuntz
Maria Kuntz Assistant Director, Advancement Marketing Maria Kuntz
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Graduate Research: Committing to a Thesis or Dissertation

There are a lot of reasons to do a thesis or dissertation, and probably just as many not to.  In my graduate program, International and Intercultural Communication, students have the option to complete a thesis or an internship. Here are …

By Maria Kuntz
Maria Kuntz Assistant Director, Advancement Marketing Maria Kuntz
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Job Offers: 6 Things to Consider

Congratulations!!! You have a job offer.

Now what?

Job offers are exciting. You may have been through a grueling process and dozens of interviews before this offer arrived. But don’t accept it too quickly. Take some time to reflect and to …

By Patty Hickman
Patty Hickman Director, Graduate Career & Professional Development Patty Hickman
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Employers’ Biggest Complaint Regarding DU Student Resumes

When DU career staff members chat with employers, we noted an interesting themes in relation to their thoughts on student resumes. While, students’ resumes were well written and highly rated, employers repeatedly mentioned one needed improvement:

Students need to BETTER …

By Heidi J. Perman
Heidi J. Perman Assistant Vice Chancellor, Career & Professional Development Heidi J. Perman
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Not just your diploma in hand, but your first post-grad job, too

Half the battle of the job search is simply in having clarity around what you want to do and how you want to plug-in, then finding the companies doing those things. As a multi-pronged approach to the job search, it …

By Carolyn Sommers
Carolyn Sommers Assistant Director of Career & Professional Development Carolyn Sommers
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