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. Subscribe to CareerNews to get a weekly email update including upcoming events.

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 2016-2017 fairs and meetups sponsored or co-sponsored by Career Services. For specific dates and complete details, please see our Events page.

Diversity HireTigers Meetup

This event will bring employers, Princeton students and alumni together for networking and conversations about programs and practices that support and encourage diversity in the workplace

  • Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016, 5. to 7 p.m.
  • Location: Career Services
  • Have questions? Contact Satomi Yaji Chudasama, Associate Director, Employer Relations & Recruiting 

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: Friday, September 23, 2016, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Location: The outdoor courtyard behind the Office of Career Services at 36 University Place
  • Have questions? Contact Satomi Yaji Chudasama, Associate Director, Employer Relations & 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, October 4, 2016, 5 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Career Services
  • Have questions? Contact Kathleen Mannheimer, senior career adviser 

STEM Meetup

The night before the Science & Technology Job Fair, this event gives students the opportunity to meet with alumni and professionals from multiple organizations who will share their insight on career paths and jobs in a variety of industries that offer jobs and internships to undergraduate and graduate students in the natural and applied sciences.

  • Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016, 5 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Have questions? Contact Pamela Cohen, Associate Director, STEM

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.

Grad Student Meetup

  • Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Career Services
  • Have questions? Contact Anne Degnan, Employer Relations Coordinator

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: Friday, February 17, 2017, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Frick Lab
  • Have questions? Contact Satomi Chudasama, associate director, employer relations & recruiting at 609-258-0008

HireTigers Startup Meetup

This meetup is open to startup organizations interested in meeting students from all disciplines who are seeking internships or full-time positions. Organized by the Princeton Entrepreneurship Club and co-sponsored by the Office of Career Services

  • Date & Location: February 24, 2017, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m

All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair

Meet with employers in environmental sciences. 

  • Date & Location: March 3, 2017 10 a.m. to 3 p.m at Columbia University
  • Learn more > 
  • Have questions? Contact Anne Degnan at 609-258-9577