Graduate School Career Services
Career Assistance Information & Resources
One of the most common mistakes made by young scientists is that they begin with a search for specific jobs in specific organizations, neglecting the foundational steps of self-assessment, exploring a variety of career options, and developing a focused plan for their careers before beginning the job search. That would be like running an experiment and trying to collect data before determining the research question and research context. For that reason we recommend that you explore the following topics beginning with self-assessment, keep records of what you discover, and build a solid foundation for your current job search and those that will very likely follow in the future.
Find information about applying for jobs and much more...
- CV and Resume
- Cover Letter and Statements
- Job Search Links
- Interview Skills
It is best to delay salary discussions until an offer is on the table; however, salary requirement questions have become a standard part of the interviewing process. When asked about past salaries or salary requirements, it’s useful to delay the discussion with thoughtful responses.
MCW is pleased to offer you a free training system that features a new and innovative way to help you more effectively for a job interview. Big Interview is an online system that combines training and practice to help improve your interview technique and build your confidence. To access Big Interview, please visit BigInterview.com.
You need to register for an account with you MCW email address. After registration, you will be sent a confirmation email.
The Career Center has compiled a list of helpful books about career development, planning and management. All these books can be found in the Todd Wehr Library.
- Academic Careers
- Career Planning
- Careers Outside Academia
- Job Search
- Lab Management
- Professional Networking
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