Career Resources

Job sector search and career preparation


InterSECT is an online platform that allows PhD-level scientists and humanists, regardless of professional stage, to explore future career options. Our goal is to provide true-to-life job simulation exercises that help individuals consider the following questions:

  • What are my professional interests and skills?
  • How do my interests and skills translate to potential careers?
  • What are my career options?
  • Which careers haven’t I considered?

Careers inside the Academy

Job Searching in academia – many articles from

On the Market:  A Job Hunt Round up

Video Interviewing

Surviving the Job Search Season – tips

How Not to Blow an Interview

Salary Negotiation

Negotiating your first academic position

Writing, Teaching and Diversity Statements

How to give a chalk talk


Career Opportunities

The Lab, Government, D.C.

Resources from UCONN Center for Career Development

Resources for Graduate Students

Research Careers and Employers

Build Skills and Gain Knowledge

Gain Experience

Develop your Network

Prepare your Professional Materials

Communicate your Value

Conduct your Job Search

Videos covering all aspects of career development

Other Resources

Click on the SLAC Career Development for Trainees  for 10 helpful google docs filled with valuable resources for both academic and non-academic careers

NIH training and education site has some great training resources such as their 2020 Career Training NIH and  on youtube that span wellness, careers inside and outside of the academy as well as science communication.