PhD and Post-Doc Career Resources

CV-Resume Conversion Guide from OCS

CV Resume Conversion Guide
Practical guide to converting your CV to a resume for non-academic applications, by Ellie Schmelzer, Ph.D., Yale Office of Career Strategy.

A Note from CDO

Yale University provides extensive resources for PhD students and Post-docs for academic and non-academic career development.  We have created this web page to help our PhD students and Post-doc appointees successfully navigate these resources.

Non-academic Job Search for PhDs and Post-docs

Office of Career Strategy (OCS)
  • online resume review
  • walk in hours during the academic year
  • scheduled advising appointments
  • Graduate students and post-docs have access to the OCS on campus recruiting system, including job postings and the calendar of events for on campus recruiting events managed by that office (McKinsey, BCG, et. al.)
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Advanced Degree Management Consulting Careers

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Academic Job Search and Teaching Training Resources

  • OCS offers an Academic Job Search Series in the fall offering good general advice on the academic job search, CV writing, job talks, teaching statements, and related topics.
  • Academic Job Search Series on line.
  • PhD candidates and students are directed to faculty advisors for discipline-specific job search prep on the academic job market.
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Yale Graduate Writing Center

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The Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Visit The Yale Center for Teaching and Learning for full details on these 8 units:
  1. The Yale Teaching Center
  2. The Graduate Writing Center (GWC)
  3. The Yale College Writing Center
  4. Yale Center for Language Study
  5. Center for Science & Quantitative Reasoning
  6. Center for Scientific Teaching
  7. Educational Technologies/AITS
  8. Yale Online: for the University’s Digital Dissemination and Online Education Initiatives
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Yale Center for Language Study is a place for the language community to share ideas, bridge cultures, and further the study of languages at Yale.

Office of Post-Doctoral Affairs

For Professional Skills and Personal Support, Post-docs have access to the Office of Post-Doctoral Affairs
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