You can take steps to enhance career opportunities both inside and outside academia.
Developing professional skills and building a career may seem like tasks for the future. But even now, steps may be taken to enhance career opportunities both inside and outside academia. The University provides a range of professional services to supplement the advice and resources within your department. This support is made available through the combined efforts of three key offices
- The GSAS Fellowships Office and Office of Student Affairs
- The Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning
- The Office of Career Services.
These offices recognize that students must determine their own career paths and may not yet know where they will lead, but they invite you begin the process early and to match their services to your needs as they arise.
Scholarly Pursuits: A Guide to Professional Development During the Graduate Years by Cynthia Verba, offers advice on all aspects of professional development in preparation for an academic career and for enhancing PhD career opportunities more generally. It also includes samples of winning fellowship proposals, as well as CVs and cover letters for job applications.