Humanities and Social Sciences PhD Pathways


Graduate students and postdocs in the Humanities or Social Sciences fields have a wealth of resources to help you explore careers that could be a great fit for you. As a PhD student in a humanities or social science field, you have several years experience in education, communications, project management, qualitative and/or quantitative research, and other skills that are in demand in many industries. Start by taking advantage of the resources listed below and follow up with an appointment with an OCS advisor to help hone a professional and career development strategy to maximize your time at Yale. It is never too early to begin!

Humanities and Social Sciences Career Development Modules

These six modules offer activities to jump start your career development. Find easy-to-follow tips and resources to get started on networking, crafting a resume, interviewing, and more. You may follow the curriculum independently, or form your own small group of peers to share findings, discuss challenges, and productively reflect on the completed activities.

Perspectives from PhDs on Preparing for Non-Academic Careers

Career Guides for Humanities and Social Sciences PhD Students

See below for resources to help you plan to enter specific areas where humanities and social science PhDs are in demand.

Humanities and Social Sciences PhD Alumni Spolights


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Alumni Spotlights

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