At home, abroad, working, interning?  Wherever you are this summer, contact OCS or make an appointment for a virtual advising session. We are available all summer! 

Ph.Ds & Postdocs

Your Ph.D. experience has equipped you not only with specialized expertise in your discipline, but also with a strong transferable skill-set that may be applied to a range of careers. Take advantage of OCS resources to explore career options, develop professional skills and experiences and conduct a rewarding job search.

Plan and Assess

Consider your interests, values and transferable skills, and use an Individual Development Plan to develop a strategy to achieve your professional goals.

Explore Ph.D. Pathways

Your Ph.D. equips you with skills that can be applied to diverse careers within and beyond academia. Learn more about Humanities and Social Sciences Ph.D. pathways and STEM Ph.D. pathways.

Grow your Network

A strong professional network will be one of your most valuable assets in your career search. Read our advice on how to make professional connections that work for you.

Build Professional Skills and Experience

Interested in exploring careers, gaining experience and building your professional skill-set? Learn about the range of professional experiences and skill-building opportunities open to you.

Apply for Jobs beyond the Academy

Prepare for a successful and fulfilling job search with our tips on every stage of the application process. Learn how to find opportunities, write effective resumes and cover letters, prepare for interviews, and negotiate offers..

Prepare for an Academic Job Search

To complement the support offered by your department and academic mentors, view our resources on:

Clinical Technician Position with Precision Neuromodulation Clinic (PNC)

The Precision Neuromodulation Clinic (PNC) at the Palo Alto VA is offering a paid, in-person position as a clinical technician. Responsibilities of this position include delivering transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) treatments under the supervision of senior clinicians to patients with …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director of Advanced Degree Applications & STEM Career Advising
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Want to work on climate but don’t know where to begin?

Check out this new podcast miniseries hosted by Daniel Hill, Director of Business and Innovation at Environmental Defense Fund launched April 26th!

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The podcast description: “Searching for a green job can …

By Kelly McSergi
Kelly McSergi Director of Employer Relations
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7 Companies Where You Can Unleash Your Creativity

Are you energized by the thought of working at a company that cultivates and nurtures creativity? Do you like collaborating with people who consistently challenge the boundaries of artistic innovation? If this sounds like you, then these top companies may …

By Lori Ferrara
Lori Ferrara Senior Administrative Assistant
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Vault Career Guides

This is just a sampling of the many career and industry guides available through Vault/Firsthand, a resource free to Yale students and postdocs.


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