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Finding the right fit after grad school

Exploring careers in academia

Exploring careers beyond academia


Finding the right fit after grad school

Sign up for an appointment with a career counselor

Assess yourself – your skills, values, interests, and more

  • Formal assessments

    The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) assessment is the best known and most widely used personality tool available today. Developed more than 50 years ago, the MBTI assists users in understanding individual differences and uncovering new ways to work and interact with others.

    The Strong Interest Inventory® provides research-validated insights to help you in your search for a rich, fulfilling career. The Strong empowers users to discover their true interests so they can better identify, understand, and often expand their career options.

    If you are interested in taking the Strong Interest Inventory, please contact Career Services to set up an individual appointment with a career counselor. If you are interested in taking the MBTI, please attend an upcoming MBTI program.

Picking a Postdoc: Read this PDF to understand how to select a postdoc based on the advisor, research group, institution, location and more.

Exploring careers in academia

Finding postdoctoral fellowships

Academic job search overview: Slides from OITE presentation;   View videocast

Data and trends on academic careers in the biomedical sciences: Slides from OITE presentation

Understanding different types of faculty positions and the tenure process External Link

Job search timeline for faculty positions


Finding faculty listings

Preparing application materials

Interviewing for academic positions

Negotiating faculty offers

Transitioning successfully from postdoc to faculty: Slides from OITE presentationView videocast

Exploring careers beyond academia

Career options for scientists

Getting materials ready

Job search strategies

Interviewing skills

Professional development resources from the OITE


Writing professional e-mail