PhD & Master's Career Services


Professional Development Workshops for Graduate and Postdoctoral Scholars 
North Campus | Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, & The Arts

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Professional Development Workshops for Graduate and Postdoctoral Scholars 
South Campus | STEM & Health Sciences

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Scheduled Career Advising Appointments for Graduate Students

Master's and Doctoral Students can meet 1:1 with a graduate career advisor to talk about any of the following topics: 

Application document preparation including CV, Resume, Cover Letter, Teaching and Research Statements, Diversity Statement and additional specific documents.  Interview prep - including mock in person, phone and video conference interviews.  Career Exploration, Planning, negotiation, internship and fellowship search, postdoc applications and career decision making.


Monday-Friday 9 am-4 pm

60 minute sessions for PhDs

30 minute sessions for Master’s Students

How to Schedule: Schedule an appointment through Handshake (Counseling Appointments tab). Appointments are visible up to two weeks in advance. If you have any problems registering, please contact us and provide us with your full name and UCLA student ID number.

Late Arrivals: Please arrive on time, as counselors are often scheduled for back-to-back appointments and are therefore unable to meet beyond your allotted appointment time. If you are running late, please call 310.206.1915 to inform us so the counselor knows whether or not to expect you.

We also provided quick Drop-in hours, more information Drop-In Advising Hours

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The Versatile PhD:  A career resource for graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and advanced degree alumni in humanities, social science and STEM disciplines looking for diverse career paths outside of the professoriate.

Thinking about next steps in your career? Interested in exploring non-academic career options? Take a look at Versatile PhD for information, resources and support. The Versatile PhD is a resource that is especially for graduate students who want to know more about non-academic career options and how to pursue them. 

Login to The Versatile PhD site to:

  • Look at the PhD Career Pathfinder, to explore diverse career paths for PhDs
  • View real resumes, cover letters and application documents used in the application process, where PhDs "got the job"
  • Join a supportive web-based community where you can dialogue with "Versatile PhDs" in and outside the academy
  • Completely confidential. No one at any university will know you are using this website unless you tell them. Not your adviser, not your peers, nor anyone else will be aware of your use unless you disclose it or make it obvious with your public name, etc

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IMAGINE PHD is a Career Exploration and Planning Tool for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Please visit Imagine PhD for more information or visit our FAQs page.



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