Exploring the Career Landscape: Navigating the Job Search

Leslie Blood from the Graduate School and Cat Diebel-Wilson from Career Services discuss best practices for navigating your job search in industry and academia.

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Conversations with Alumni: Graduate Career Panel Series on Jobs in Health Care

The series of virtual question-and-answer sessions aim to help graduate students answer the question “What next?” We bring together successful and talented alumni at a variety of career stages around a specific career path so that they can talk about their experiences in the world of work with current and recent PhD grads from CU Boulder.

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Finding Your Fit in Industry

Alaina Nickerson in Career Services walks you through how to create a strategy for deciding what type of work you’d like to pursue outside of the academic career path.

Find Your Fit in Industry Video

Find Your Fit in Industry Powerpoint

Creating a CV for the Academic Job Market

Cat Diebel-Wilson from Career Services instructs students on how to make a CV. For more information, check out the guide to creating a CV.

Writing Your Academic CV PowerPoint

Career Planning 101

Learn about the importance of networking, skill-building, and publishing as a graduate student.

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Career Planning 101 PowerPoint

Download the Six Attributes of a Successful Tenure-Track Candidate Worksheet

Request a Skills Success Report

Non-Academic or Industry Career Track Guides

Academic Career Track Guides

Online Job Searching Tools

Versatile PhD

Versatile PhD is an online resource designed to help members of the graduate community who are interested in exploring non-academic career options. All graduate students, postdocs and alumni have free access to premium resources provided through the CU Boulder's subscription to Versatile PhD.


ImaginePhD is a free online career exploration and planning tool for PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences.