Graduate Students

Texas Career Engagement partners with departments across campus to support graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in their career and professional development.

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Career Advising

Texas Career Engagement, the College of Natural Sciences, and the College of Liberal Arts offer individual career advising appointments specifically for master’s and PhD students, and postdoctoral scholars. Advisors work on a wide range of career-related topics, from self-assessment and decision-making to specific advice on resume, CV, and cover letter preparation for the job search.

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Faculty Innovation Center: Graduate Student Development provides opportunities to advance graduate students’ pedagogical, academic, and professional progress. GSD offers the Teaching Preparation Series, GRS 097: Fundamental for TAs, on-demand workshops, and individual consultations on teaching statements and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statements.

The Graduate Assembly supports graduate students in a variety of areas, including academic career and alt-ac planning. Each fall, the GSA coordinates the Graduate Professional Development Week, offering a diversity of professional programs.

The Graduate School provides students access to The Versatile PhD, More Than Money Careers, IE Career Resources, My IDP, and more. This site also provides a calendar of graduate student-focused career events.

University Writing Center, Graduate Services provides free programs to support and empower all UT graduate students as readers, writers and communicators. Their trained graduate student consultants provide one-on-one feedback on any project at any stage of your writing process. They are happy to work with you on:

  • Dissertation prospectuses
  • Dissertation or thesis chapters
  • Conference proposals and papers
  • Research papers
  • Journal articles
  • Research or personal statements for fellowship and grant applications
  • Class assignments
  • CVs and other career materials

They also offer weekly writing groups, Saturday writing retreats and interactive workshops to help strengthen your writing skills and increase accountability.



Annie Maxfield, Director of Graduate Career & Professional Development
Texas Career Engagement