Preparing for Your Career
Case Western Reserve University Post-grad Planning provides assistance to graduate students at any stage of the career search process. While services such as mock interviews and career counseling are of extreme value, our counselors can also suggest unique ways to highlight your research, publications, projects or teaching experiences on your curriculum vitae.
The Office of Post-Graduate Planning and Experiential Education recognizes that a student in the process of pursuing his or her advanced degree may have additional concerns such as school/work/life balance or job search strategy for the entry level candidate with a higher or more specialized degree. In addition, we offer on-campus interviewing, employer information sessions and workshops geared to graduate student interests.
There are many resources online with tips and guides that can help you succeed in graduate and professional schools. Below are a few that may come into handy.
- Book: Getting What You Came For: A Smart Student's Guide to Earning an M.A. or a Ph.D. It is the classic guide to choosing and applying to graduate programs, and to making the most of your graduate experience.
- Book: Success in Graduate School Means Getting a Job. Accessible via the Kelvin Smith Library. It is the guidebook anyone considering graduate school, already in graduate school, starting as a new professor, or advising graduate students needs.
- Book: Is Graduate School Really for You?: The Whos, Whats, Hows, and Whys of Pursuing a Master's or Ph.D. Accessible via the Kelvin Smith Library. This book guides readers through the ins and outs of graduate school, including qualifications and admission guidelines, financial aid and graduate stipends, meeting expectations and residency requirements, coursework, theses, and dissertations, degrees, jobs, and academic careers, tenure, research, and peer review, and social life.