- General Career Resources
- Networking Resources
- Academic Career Resources
- List of Employers who hired SNRE international student graduates
- Non-Academic Career Resources
- SNRE CV Template
- PhDs and the Academic Job Search
- PhDs and the Nonacademic Job Search (Please also see "The Versatile PhD" a subscription based tool, free for UM students, to explore Non-Academic Careers)
- Did You Know that You Can Use eRecruiter to: research employers, find key employer contacts, apply for academic and non-academic jobs online, make your CV visible to thousands of employers, set up a job search agent to have jobs matching your criteria emailed to you?
GENERAL CAREER RESOURCES FOR PHDS
- Job Searching for Scientists: Tools, Tips, and Essentials --excellent webinar featuring a panel of experts from academia, industry, and government providing PhDs with job search, application, and interview tips
- List of Science & Technology Policy Fellowships - 35+ top fellowship opportunities compiled by a former AAAS staffer & SNRE alum
- Science Careers (Advice & Jobs)
- The Informed Job Search: Advice for Scientists (AAAS)
- Careers in Ecology & Certification
- PLAN (Rackham's calendar of workshops, training sessions, forums, and talks for graduate students)
- PhDs and the Academic Job Search (U-M Career Center resources: typical academic job search timeline, applications, interviewing, networking, etc.)
- Academic Interviewing UM Career Center
- Academic Job Search Career Blog
- Academic Job Posting Sites
- Great Colleges to Work For (Annual Report by the Chronicle of Higher Education)
- Career Trends: Building Relationships (Mentoring, Collaborating, and Networking)--by AAAS
- U-M Graduate Teacher Certificate
- U-M Center for Research on Learning & Teaching--offers programs to help graduate students prepare for their first faculty jobs. Topics include preparing for the job market, learning about current issues in higher education, tenure and faculty worklife, and effective teaching for a diverse student body.
- U-M Dissertation Writing Institute (apply for a $3,000 stipend and spend 8 weeks in Spring getting feedback on your dissertation writing)
- Writing a Teaching Statement
- Teaching Portfolio
- Securing a Lecturer Position. It may be possible for PhD students to secure lecturer positions but be sure to check carefully for credentials required for teaching within each department.
- SNRE Lecturer Positions: Contact the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Provide a description of what you'd like to teach and when and submit all of your qualifications and basically sell yourself and the course to the person.
- Program in the Environment (PitE) Lecturer Positions: Contact the Program Director with similar info.
- How far in advance do I need to be thinking? Schedules are done fairly far in advance. Fall Term: courses determined by end of January. Winter term: courses determined by end of September.
- The Versatile PhD (online tool for UM students to learn about Non-Academic Careers--click on "University of Michigan" to access this tool)
- PhDs and the Nonacademic Job Search
- Nonacademic Job Search Career Blog
- Federal Government Career: The Presidential Management Fellowship--a prestigious 2-year post-graduate fellowship for PhDs and Master's students with federal agencies that allows rotations to multiple agencies
- How a PhD Student Successfully Marketed Herself for a Career in Management Consulting
- Management Consulting Careers--a field where PhDs are in high demand
- ORISE PostDoc Opportunities with Federal Agencies
- AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Program (12/15 deadline)--great opportunity
- AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Webinar --hear from 4 past AAAS S & T Policy fellows and learn more about this excellent opportunity (must register first--it's free)
- Federal Career Webinar: "Experienced Professionals, Masters or PhDs, The Government Needs You." Login to eRecruiter to view this webinar from a link on your homepage.
- LinkedIn is an online networking tool that helps you expand your professional network by gaining access to the professional contacts of your friends, family, and colleagues. SNRE has a group on LinkedIn.
- MentorNet is a professional networking program that connects trainees in science and engineering with possible e-mentors in industry, government and academia. Free for U-M students and faculty.
If you have any comments or feedback about any of the resources listed on this website, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . We welcome your comments!