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EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS
- Network with Dartmouth alumni using the Dartmouth Career Network (aka, Alumni Advisory Network) to find out more about the industry you are interested in and expand your network. Networking is the number one way people find jobs! Note: You can learn how to use it to contact alumni career mentors and need to sign up for a Vox email account first in order to use this.
- Create an account with LinkedIn. Creating a professional social network is important.
- Sign-up for a mentor in industry at MentorNet.
- Edit your Facebook page and pictures to reflect the job-searching you. Edit your privacy settings so that all that professional contacts see is the professional you.
- Google yourself to see what’s on the web about you. If you don’t have a personal web page through your department that includes your CV or resume, talk to your department administrator about how you can create one.
- If the only topic you can talk about is your thesis, practice engaging in small chitchat with friends. While you’re at it, try explaining your research to someone not remotely related to your field.
- Monitor the A&S Grad Programs Career Information page on Blackboard for chances to meet recruiters and other members of various sectors coming to A&S, Tuck, and Thayer.
- Learn how to develop a skills portfolio to identify marketable non-academic skills.
- This is a guide from the Graduate Studies Office on how to write a resume.
- Optimal Resume and Optimal Interview gives you feedback from Career Services on your resume and practice interviews.
- Dartmouth Graduate Studies Career
Note: Check out the many links within; you can make an appointment for personal career counseling from the Graduate Studies Office.
- How to be prepared for a Career Fair
- Watch the A&S Grad Programs Career Information page on Blackboard for workshops on how to write a paper that will get published, how to write a resume, and many other topics.
- Attend workshops on teaching-related topics through DCAL (Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning) Programs for Graduate Students. Also, get involved through DCAL in science outreach programs in the local community.
- Join the Graduate Student Council and build your leadership skills! You can run to become a departmental representative at the beginning of each school year or join the Activities Committee, Student Life Committee, or Academic Committee at any time.
- Attend Career Workshops posted on the Grad Studies Bulletin.
- Typical Academic Job Search Timeline (from U. of Michigan)
- Dartmouth Recruiting Calendar
Note: Most Dartmouth recruiting takes place early in the fall.
- DartBoard contains jobs listed by employers who want to recruit Dartmouth students.
- Corporate Recruiting @ Dartmouth; Career Fair dates are listed within the website.
- Here is a list of Research Companies that will be attending the up-coming Employer Fair, which contains a few tips on how to familiarize yourself with the online recruiting system.
- Employer and Non-Profit Information Career Days: keep watch on the A&S Grad Programs Career Information page on Blackboard. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about different industries and meet the company reps that want to hire you! New companies arrive each day so plan to attend both days!
- Thayer Career Fair
- Monitor the A&S Grad Programs Career Information page on Blackboard for other workshops on starting an academic or non-academic career.