Handshake includes job and internship postings, as well as details about on-campus recruiting, career fairs, workshops and employer contact information and more. https://gsu.joinhandshake.com/login
OptimalResume: Students use OptimalResume to quickly create impressive, professional resumes and cover letters as well as short training videos on showing potential employers why they are the best candidate. http://gsu.optimalresume.com/
Portfolium is a platform where students can create posts that showcase the professional skills to the Georgia State University community and potential employers. http://portfolios.gsu.edu/
CareerShift is a search tool that returns results from several career sites and job boards. Students can save and organize jobs within specified search criteria. http://www.careershift.com/?sc=Gsu
You have put a lot of time and effort into pursuing your PhD degree. Now it’s time to focus on how to leverage your expertise into a satisfying and productive career. An individual development plan (IDP) helps you explore career possibilities and set goals to follow the career path that fits you best.
ImaginePhD is an online career exploration and planning tool for PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences. Humanities and social sciences PhD students and their mentors have long recognized the need for more resources to help bridge the knowledge gap between doctoral education and the realm of career possibilities. ImaginePhD is designed to meet this need by allowing users to assess their career-related skills, interests, and values and to explore careers appropriate to their disciplines. The tool includes a goal setting application that enables users to map out next steps for career and professional development to achieve their goals.
Resume Writing Guide: http://career.gsu.edu/files/2016/09/Resume-Writing-Guide-Combined.pdf
For advice on writing an academic cover letter, See “The Basics of Cover Letter Writing,” Chronicle of Higher Education(2000); “How to Write Appealing Cover Letters,” Chronicle of Higher Education (2000); and “What You Don’t Know About Cover Letters,” Chronicle of Higher Education (2002).
Academic Career Preparation
Write a Teaching Statement
Other resources from The Chronicle of Higher Education that may be helpful to you in writing a teaching statement include:
The Center of Excellence in Teaching and Learning offers these resources to help instructors in further their development and demonstrate their instructional skills through certification.
A two-part series focusing on the basic tools to be effective online instructors, and creating engaging online course content.
The Center of Excellence in Teaching and Learning offers these opportunities for graduate student instructor development.
The Certificate of Excellence in College Teaching provides a common framework through which Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) move beyond basic competence and document their excellent work in teaching and promoting student learning.
Develop and Practice Your Job Talk
Before presenting your research in an on-campus interview, you should practice in front of multiple audiences, in a timed setting, and get feedback on the content and delivery of your talk. Many departments create opportunities for graduate students to give practice job talks in a departmental seminar series or in the context of research group meetings. These practice job talks allow the audience to anticipate and pose questions that may be asked in the actual on-campus rendition of the talk and allow you to practice your answers. After a mock job talk you can also ask your audience for feedback on various aspects of your delivery, such as clarity, pace, engagement, and interest.
For advice on how to prepare an academic job talk, see “Nailing the Job Talk or Erudition Ain’t Enough,” University of California, Berkeley, Career Center“; How to Deliver a Halfway-Decent Job Talk,” Chronicle of Higher Education (2014); “Talking the Good Talk,” Chronicle of Higher Education (2012); “Giving a Job Talk in the Sciences,” Chronicle of Higher Education (2001);
A great way to figure out if you might be interested in a given path is to conduct informational interviews.
Consider taking part in the 3MT Competition
Preparing for Industry
University Career Services Main Office:
Student Center West, Room 270
66 Courtland St. SE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
15-Minute Résumé Reviews
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