Online Career Resources for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars
For graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and alumni seeking career support, these online resources can serve as a starter kit for career exploration, starting application materials, job hunting, and networking.
Free for UT graduate students and postdoctoral scholars
VersatilePhD is an online PhD resource and community developed to help graduate students prepare for a broader range of careers outside of the academy. Through the graduate school, UT Austin graduate students, postdocs and alumni have access to premium content, including career forums in various fields (humanities to STEM fields), career panel discussions (archived and curated), job opportunities, career autobiographies, and success stories. Start with the PhD Career Finder, to see individual PhD career transition stories, look at application documents and explore a broader range of careers.
ImaginePhD is a free and confidential online career exploration and planning tool for PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences.
Designed to bridge the knowledge gap between doctoral education and career possibilities. ImaginePhD is designed to for users to explore career paths appropriate to their disciplines, access more than 450+ career resources and create individual development plans.
Intersect Job Simulations
InterSECT is an online platform that allows PhD-level scientists and humanists, regardless of professional stage, to explore future career options. The goal is to provide true-to-life job simulation exercises that help individuals explore their career options experientially, so they can better consider their professional interests and skills and how they translate into potential careers.
Interstride provides a one-stop shop for international students, including visa and immigration information; companies that sponsor employment visas; guidance on intercultural networking; job listings, real-time hiring trends, and employer information; and tailored assessment tests. The tool can also be used by domestic students interested in careers abroad.
Big Interview – Virtual mock interviews
Big Interview provides step-by-step video lessons and interview practice tools to help you strengthen your interview skills, whether you’re interviewing for a job or internship. Practice virtual interviewing for opportunities in academia, consulting, nonprofit, engineering, finance and more.
HireUTexas is the University of Texas at Austin campus-wide job and internship database that offers thousands of opportunity postings to all currently enrolled UT Austin students and degree-holding alumni.
LinkedIn Master Class
This course helps you make the most of LinkedIn to explore careers, prepare for recruiting, master the job search, engage in networking and research career insights. This tool includes LinkedIn Strategies for International Students to help uncover the best paths to sponsorship by following the data trails of alumni.