Programs & Workshops

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


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
  • 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
  • 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 entrepreneurship
  • Careers in higher education administration
  • Careers in research and writing outside of academia
  • Careers in consulting
  • Careers in science journalism

Career Fairs/Meetups

Below is a list of 2018-2019 HireTigers Job & Internship Fairs and Meetups sponsored or co-sponsored by Career Services. For specific dates and complete details, please check the events page

Spring HireTigers Career Fair

  • Date: Friday, February 22, 2019, Dillon Gym
  • 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. 

  • Date & Location: Friday, March 1, 2019, Columbia University
  • Have questions? Contact Pamela Cohen, associate director, STEM, at 609-258-1090