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Where Should I Begin?
Where are you right now? What knowledge, experience and assets have you accumulated
so far, and what do you want to bring with you into your future?
- Take time to assess what your skills are and what areas you're interested in.
- Here are a few of the skills Masters and Doctoral students have that employers value:
- Attentive to audience knowledge and needs and able to shape oral and written communication
- Develop realistic timelines for completion of projects
- Define a problem and identify possible causes
- Able to navigate complex bureaucratic environments
- Use your research skills to help you find out what others are doing outside of academia.
- Attend the Non-academic Work Search workshop.
- Attending the You and Your Career Options workshop will provide you with an opportunity
to assess all of the areas mentioned above, as well as connecting you with career
- Consider the Career Choice
and Your Personality (for graduate students) workshop to explore one aspect
of who you are.
What are some of my options?
There are many options, from: development and fundraising to regulatory affairs,
technology transfer to academic administration, public service to public relations,
just to name a few. To uncover more, browse the
Alumni Profiles, talk to people about what they do, join professional associations
and their electronic listservs, and review the online articles.
What else can I do to get started?