Programs & Workshops

Graduate Student Job Search program, 2010

We offer more than 30 programs and workshops exclusively for Princeton graduate students each year. Below are some examples of past programs and speakers. Similar programs are offered annually. 

Workshops

Academic Job Search Programs

Learn about the variety of research and teaching options across many different types of colleges and universities. These programs offer guidance on how to create a successful application. Information is also available through most academic departments and their graduate student websites.

  • Academic Job Search: Preparing your Materials
  • Writing a Teaching Statement with the McGraw Center
  • Talking about Your Teaching with the McGraw Center
  • The Campus Interview
  • Searching for a Postdoc
  • Academic Job Search Work Groups
  • Teaching Options Beyond Research Universities
  • LGBT: Coming Out in the Academic Search
  • On the Job Market: Preparing for an Academic Conference

Assessing Your Interests

  • StrengthsFinder: What are your strengths?
  • What Makes You Tick? With the MBTI Assessment

Non-Academic Job Search Programs

Learn about a range of non-academic career options and how to prepare application materials.

  • Converting your CV to a Resume
  • Mastering the Case Interview
  • Advanced Interview Skills
  • Non-Academic Job Search Work Group
  • Career Transitions Workshop
  • How to Leverage a Graduate Degree for Non-Academic Careers
  • What Every International Student Should Know About U.S. Employment

Professional Development

You will find yourself better equipped to launch a job search after attending a professional development seminar to learn the essential skills, such as business etiquette, personal branding, interviewing and negotiation.

  • Polishing your Networking Skills
  • Your Personal Brand and the Job Search
  • Evaluating and Negotiating Job Offers
  • Business Etiquette in the Job Search
  • Work/Life Balance during Graduate School and Beyond

Industry Guest Speakers and Panels

Guest speakers (often graduate alumni) are brought to campus each year to educate graduate students about the various fields they represent and provide job search advice. Examples of career fields represented in the past featuring alumni speakers include:

  • Careers in Tech Transfer
  • Careers in Medical Writing
  • Careers in Entrepreneurship
  • Careers in Higher Education Administration
  • Careers in Research and Writing Outside of Academia
  • Careers in Consulting
  • Careers in Science Journalism

Fairs/Meetups

Below is a list of 2017-2018 fairs and Meetups sponsored or co-sponsored by Career Services. For specific dates and complete details, please check the events page.

Fall HireTigers Meetup

This is a hybrid event bringing together students, alumni, for networking, recruiting and industry education. Meet with employers and alumni who are interested in recruiting for summer internships and full-time employment. The format for this new event is less formal than a traditional career fair and will include industry-specific chat areas and "hubs" with small bistro tables assigned to each organization, as opposed to large booths.

  • Date: Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Have questions? Contact Satomi Yaji Chudasamaassociate director, employer engagement & recruiting

Communications & Media Meetup

This event gives students the opportunity to meet alumni and professionals working in communications and media and learn about their career paths and organizations. 

  • Date: Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, 5 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Career Services
  • Have questions? Contact Kathleen Mannheimer, senior career adviser, athletics 

Science & Technology Job Fair

Hosted jointly by the School of Engineering and Applied Science and Career Services in the early fall, this fair hosts both small and large employers offering jobs and internships of students in the natural and applied sciences.

Spring HireTigers Meetup

This event bringing together students, alumni, for networking, recruiting and industry education. Meet with employers and alumni who are interested in recruiting for summer internships and full-time employment. The format for this new event is less formal than a traditional career fair and will include industry-specific chat areas and "hubs" with small bistro tables assigned to each organization, as opposed to large booths.

  • Date: Thursday, Jan. 11, 2017
  • Have questions? Contact Satomi Chudasama, associate director, employer engagement & recruiting at 609-258-0008

All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair

Meet with employers in environmental sciences.