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.
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|
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|
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|
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.