Graduate Student and PhD Services

In addition to the information available on this website (which is enhanced and updated on a regular basis), we offer the following services:

Service Description
Individual, Confidential Counseling

Meet with a PhD counselor to discuss the expanding range of career options for graduate students, as well as, the academic job search.

Schedule an appointment online.

Workshops & Presentations

A broad array of workshops and presentations expressly designed to assist all graduate students and PhDs interested in careers within and outside of academia. Grad students are also eligible to attend Career Center events aimed at the undergraduate population.

To view complete details of upcoming workshops and presentations and reserve your slot, login to Handshake.

Career Fairs &
Employer Info Sessions
Hundreds of business, government, and nonprofit employers visit the Berkeley campus each year, and many are interested candidates with advanced degrees. Some Career Fairs and Info Sessions are for graduate students & PhDs only.

These events can be found via your Handshake desktop

Letter Service Compiles and sends out letters of recommendation files.
Handshake Online listings of part-time, full-time and temporary jobs exclusively for Cal undergraduate and graduate students. Upon graduation, PhDs can maintain access by purchasing an Alumni Advantage membership.
On-Campus Recruiting Over 500 employers annually conduct 15,000 interviews on-campus for full-time and summer positions through this web-based recruiting system. Graduate students and PhD Alumni members are eligible and there is no longer a recruiting fee for this service.
 

Contact a PhD Counselor

If you have any questions about the academic job search process or are unsure about what other possibilities you'd like to explore, feel free to make an appointment with one of our PhD counselors:

  • Andrew Green is a Berkeley PhD (Political Science `93), and taught for six years at Connecticut College before joining the staff at the Career Center April Fool's Day, 1997.
  • Debra Behrens (PhD Education, UC Santa Barbara) taught at CSU before joining the Career Center.

You can schedule an appointment online.

All conversations are private and strictly confidential.

 

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