CareerLAB offers an array of programs and services for doctoral students interested in pursuing either academic careers or alternative careers in business, government, non-profits, communications, policy, research, etc.
You'll want to work with your faculty advisor on your career plans; CareerLAB advisors also can assist you in individual appointments or walk-ins with career exploration as well as support for the job search, including CVs and cover letters, effective interviewing, and job negotiation. We offer the Academic Job Search Series, the Non-Academic Job Search Series, and graduate alumni career programs.
All graduate students exploring careers outside academia will want to become regular readers of The Versatile PhD. This unique resource, free to Brown students, showcases career options, highlights career paths, and provides peer and professional support for non-academic career options in STEM fields and Humanities/Social Sciences.
- Utilize our Doctoral Packet for detailed information on job searching strategies:
Chapter 1: Succeeding in Doctoral Studies
Chapter 2: Finding a Job in Academia
Chapter 3: The Application Packet for an Academic Position
Chapter 4: Interviews, Campus Visits, and Negotiating the Job Offer
Chapter 5: Outside Academia: Pursuing Careers in Industry, Business, or Non-profits
Chapter 6: Connecting with CareerLAB
- Watch "Research Matters! Celebrating New Ideas and Discoveries," a symposium of small talks by graduate students and alumni on "why research matters."
- View presentation notes from programs during the 2014-2015 academic year.
- For questions related to services and programs for graduate students, please email [email protected].
- To make an appointment with a Career Advisor, please use the Brown Student Job and Internship Board or email [email protected].