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Graduate Students and the Non-Academic Career Search

Liberal Arts Career Services has teamed up with the Graduate School to enhance your career opportunities by providing career-related support to graduate students seeking careers outside of academia.

Our mission, “Translating a liberal arts education into a world of opportunities,” applies to graduate students as well as undergraduate students and we offer a variety of services to assist you with career decision-making, developing a strategic career plan, and expanding your professional scope.  



We encourage you to begin using our services and resources as soon as possible, and preferably well before graduation so that we can help you design a plan for acquiring the necessary experience and connections related to your field of choice. Note that some on-campus recruiting resources listed below are available for Liberal Arts students only. If you are not a Liberal Arts student, please refer to your college's career center for recruiting resources.

Career Coaching

Determining your post-graduation plans requires strategic planning and a balance of time and energy, particularly when you’re trying to complete academic requirements.  Our coaches will help you identify your current situation (including your strengths, skills, and knowledge), where you hope to go (the career field or position you aspire to), and help you design the most strategic and effective path to get there.

Career Coaching Identifying Your Strengths
Converting CV to Resume Networking & Interviewing
Cover Letters

Resources for Making the Transition

The better informed you are the better your chances of success in job interviews. Researching a job isn't all that different from researching a topic for a paper, and we've done much of the work for you by compiling a variety of resources. Start here for comprehensive information about job market trends, typical career paths, and inside information on organizations that might hire you.

Career Guides Recommended Books & Blogs
Sector Overviews Career Research Tools
LACS Guides & Publications UT Resources
The Versatile PhD

Connections to Employers

All graduate students, regardless of discipline, are welcome to explore our Connections to Employers pages. Currently enrolled Liberal Arts gradute students are eligible to take advantage of our on-campus recruiting program and may participate in all Career Fairs on UT’s campus (with the exception of the Business School Career Fair). By creating your BTT account, you will be able to view announcements on upcoming events and career fairs, utilize unique online resources, and connect with employers through the local and national job postings.


Gaining Experience Career Fairs & Other Employer Events
Jobs, Internships & On-Campus Interviews International Student Job Search
BTT Gateway

International Opportunities

Are you considering an international career? If so, this section provides resources to help you research your options and connect with opportunities around the world.

International Opportunities Overview Opportunities by Subject
Going Global Opportunities by Location
Basic Information  

Academic Career Note

IF you plan to seek a career in academia, or are seeking post-doc experiences, please work directly with your advisor and your department.  We do not provide assistance with the academic search.

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