Exploring Options Outside the Academy

Opportunities outside the academy can be a wise career choice. Your graduate education has given you the skills to find employment in corporate, public and nonprofit sectors. In other words, you have a lot of options.

Begin with You

To find the career that provides the right balance of work-life satisfaction, self-assessment is key. Understanding the value of your strengths and accomplishments can be enlightening and rewarding — and can validate all of the effort you have applied to your education.

Schedule a self-assessment.

As a Princeton graduate student, you can take advantage of a number of powerful self-assessments at greatly reduced prices. Contact us to discuss the available options.

Connect with Alumni & Others

With self-analysis complete, we encourage you to reach out to Princeton graduate alumni who have also pursued careers outside the academy. They are a fantastic source of advice and encouragement, and many have volunteered to share their experiences through the TigerNet Directory.

You'll find that many individuals with advanced degrees have found meaningful employment where they are challenged and find great value in their work. Informational interviews can help you explore career fields and begin your search.

We're here to help.

Career Services is available to support and guide you as you explore your career needs and launch your job search. Schedule a 30-minute individual appointment with Susanne Killian, senior associate director of graduate student career development.