UChicagoGRAD is a dedicated resource for graduate students and postdocs to receive personalized, flexible training to compliment their academic pursuits--from fellowship and writing support, to career preparation andinternships, to training and public speaking and networking, at every stage of their career. From resources that support timely degree completion to those which enhance professional development and help students translate their degrees into a variety of careers, UChicagoGRAD is a one-stop shop. Throughout the year, UChicagoGRAD offers programs and events for graduate students and postdocs that facilitate the exploration of a variety of industries and career paths. UChicagoGRAD provides graduate career services including one-on-one advising, experiential career exploration, and job search preparation. Courtney Wiersema is the primary career advisor aligned with the Humanities Division.
Career development depends upon making meaningful connections with others. Whether you want to learn about a career path, improve your job materials, or identify job openings, the best move is often to network with those already working in a given field. UChicagoGRAD offers resources and events that help you forge connections with alumni and employers. Meet with a career advisor to help you create a successful outreach strategy.
UChicagoGRAD supports you as you apply for jobs in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government, providing resources that help you sharpen job materials, prepare for interviews, and negotiate job offers. UChicagoGRAD career advisors are available to assist you during each step of the application process.
- Academic Job Application Resources
- Industry Job Application Resources
- Nonprofit Job Application Resources
- Government Job Application Resources
- Job Board
Interviewing Presentations and Handouts
- GRADTalk: Academic Interview Best Practices
- GRADTalk: Academic Campus Visits
- GRADTalk: STEM Campus Visits
- GRADTalk: Academic Job Talks
- GRADTalk: Industry Interview Best Practices
- GRADTalk: Interviewing in the American Context
- GRADTalk: Skype Interview Best Practices
- GRADTalk: Interview Guide (Non-Academic)
- GRADTalk: Behavioral Interview Guide
Professional Advancement and Training for Humanities Scholars (PATHS)
PATHS is an NEH-funded initiative that prepares UChicago Ph.D. students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences to make an impact in the world. PATHS programs and resources help participants chart a course for their professional training toward careers in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government.
Implemented by UChicagoGRAD, PATHS features workshops, internship opportunities, conversations with alumni, career advising, fellowship advising, writing advising, oral communications advising, and training in the public and digital humanities—all tailored to the needs of humanities Ph.D. students. Past programs have included a “Publishing in Popular Media Outlets” workshop, a “Digital Literacy for Humanists” mini course, and a “Career Conversation” with professionals working in academic publishing.