Online Resources Beyond the Academy
Resources available to MSU Students, Postdocs and Faculty
To access either of these resources go to the Career Services Network website and log in using your MSU net ID.
The Versatile PhD
The Versatile PhD is a web-based resource that you can use anytime, from any computer, confidentially. There you will find:
- A thriving, supportive web-based community where you can participate in discussions, network with PhDs and ABDs outside the academy, or just listen and learn
- Examples of successful resumes and cover letters that resulted in STEM, humanities, and social science PhDs and ABDs getting their first post-academic positions
- Compelling first-person narratives written by successful STEM, humanities, and social science PhDs and ABDs who have gone on to non-academic careers, describing how their careers have developed after grad school and where they are today
- Detail-rich Panel Discussions in which Versatile PhDs working in a given non-academic field describe their jobs and answer questions from grad students like you. Past topics include Freelance Writing and Editing, Higher Education Consulting, Management Consulting, Federal Government and University Administration.
BioCareers is the career hub for postgraduate life scientists, this resource lets you:
- Search over 1500+ job listings for MS, PhD, and MD holders
- Attend webinars to expose you to varieties of career paths
- Join the Bio Careers blog, where you can ask career questions and find bloggers going through the same job transitions you are
- Access Bio Careers' articles focused on the career needs of postgraduates
Open Access Resources
Check out MSU's Chittenden Commons blog with entries featuring alumni who have used their doctoral degrees to explore a variety of career paths.