Career Planning for Graduate Students
CAR 510 Career Planning for Graduate Students is a 0- or 1-credit, S/U class that is offered to grad students for Fall 2019. It follows the model of the PhD Career Ladder Program (PCLP) , a 7-step program for grad students and postdocs pursuing any career pathway in academia or beyond.
Demonstrate your commitment to your own career development on your transcript! Enroll in CAR 510!
The course aims for participants is to go up the ladder of career planning, from self-assessment to career research and skill identification, to informational interviewing, to resume crafting. After the course's 8 sessions:
- You will have explored different careers together with other grad students;
- You will have learned how to strengthen the skills you need for your desired job;
- You will have expanded your professional network;
- You will have tailored your resume or CV for your desired job; and
- You will have a career exploration and preparedness framework that you can apply to any job search!
CAR 510 follows the 7 steps of the:
- Self-Assessment: Identify interests, skills, and values, and use them to focus on careers that fit with your assessment.
- Career Match Research: Investigate careers compatible with your self-assessment to promote the greatest satisfaction.
- Informational Interviews: Gain first-hand knowledge about a career of interest by interviewing real people with that job.
- Skills Identification & Building: Identify core skills required in a career of interest, use transferable skills from graduate training, and enhance technical skills.
- CV & Resume Crafting: Update your CV and customize a resume for a target job, aided by peer review and feedback from industry experts.
- Networking: Learn strategies to engage new networks, to control your online presence, and to create your personal branding.
- Career Goals Planning: Develop a plan with concrete next steps to continue your career development.
8 sessions, every other
Wednesday, 5:30-7:20 pm
Aug 28, Sept 11, Sept 25, Oct 9, Oct 23, Nov 6, Nov 20, and Dec 4
2401 Old Computer Science Building, Graduate School Conference Room
***NOTE: the location is different from what's on SOLAR.
Enroll in 3 simple steps:
- Get your Graduate Program Director's approval.
- Once you have it, send us an email with your full name and student ID number, and whether you want to enroll in 0 or 1 credit.
- We will then give you permission to add the class inside SOLAR in the regular way.
Important: If you are registering for 1 credit in this class, be mindful how the 1 credit fits your enrollment plan for the semester or any requirements of your tuition scholarships.