Graduate Student Career Planning

The graduate student career search process is quite different from an undergraduate's experience largely due to life experiences and a need for work-life balance. What's important for the graduate student to remember is that career development is a life-long process that begins now. Your time in graduate school provides a unique opportunity to utilize resources to prepare you for a lifetime of professional development.

What we offer to graduate and professional students at Case Western Reserve University is the opportunity to discover avenues not typically considered. We also offer services and resources to enhance your professional development skills.

If you are interested in exploring graduate or professional schools, learn more from our researching graduate schools page.

Career Consulting Services

Case Western Reserve University graduate students have access to career consulting services, career fairs and events. Our career consultants can assist you in your career search process. From reviewing your resume or CV, to preparing for your academic or industry interview, you can set up an appointment online. Graduate students also have access to Handshake and the online job resources in MyCareer.

Academic or Industry Resources

Find resources, organizations and groups that can support you as you move into your career in academic or industry.


In addition to general tips, we also offer advice specifically geared to graduate students. Learn about the differences between a resume or CV and how to prepare for an academic interview.

Networking Resources

Do you want to be more effective when it comes to networking? We have the resources so you can learn to do just that.