The Career Planning and Resource Center supports both masters and PhD students in all career fields. Graduate students have access to all the services provided to undergraduate students and the resources on our website.
However, our career advisors understand the unique needs of graduate students and can help you with career decision making, internship/job searches, and resume/CV/cover letter writing.
Industry Job Postings
There are a variety of sites that provide job opportunities based on industry, location, etc. In addition to those, we suggest you always include these resources in your search for job listings.
GoinGlobal H-1B Plus and OPT Database lists more than two million companies that have submitted employment authorizations and visa applications since 2009. Search by location, industry, occupation, job title, and company.
Academic Job Postings
Resume, CV, and Cover Letter Resources
- Resume/CV – What’s the difference?
- UWM CV Guide and Example
- Graduate Student Resume and Cover Letter Examples from UCSF
- Graduate Student Resume and Cover Letter Examples from Harvard
- Academic Cover Letter Guide
Interviewing and Professional Dress
Big Interview provides step-by-step video lessons and interview practice tools to help you strengthen your interview skills. Log in with your ePanther ID.
The UWM Career Closet has new and gently used professional clothing available to current UWM students to try on and keep for interviews and other professional events.
Career Planning/Individual Development Plan
Individual development planning (IDP) is often used in organizations to help employees articulate and accomplish work-related goals. Nationally, many academic organizations and institutions have begun using IDPs to promote a process of self-reflection, assessment, and goal-setting for graduate students and postdocs.
ImaginePhD – For Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences.
MyIDP – Maintained by AAAS and targeted towards graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in the sciences.
ChemIDP – Designed specifically for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in the chemical sciences.
APA IDPs – Resources from the American Psychological Association for graduate students in psychology related disciplines.
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