To support graduate student career success beyond academia, the UGA Graduate School offers programs and resources through the Office of Experiential Professional Development (xPD). The xPD program is designed to support career planning through a variety of formats, including:

  • Workshops & Career symposia
  • Alumni panels
  • Company site visits
  • Job simulations
  • Internships / Practicum Opportunities

Programs & Resources

PhD Career Accelerator: A cohort-based professional development program grounded in the principles of experiential learning. Click here to learn more.

Beyond the Professoriate: A self-paced career exploration platform for PhD students, including modules on faculty and non-faculty careers and job searches. Log in here with your UGA credentials.

Interstride: A portal with career resources for international students and other international job-seekers. Includes webinars, job postings, and information about navigating visa / sponsorship issues. Log in here with your UGA credentials.

xPD Campus Internship Program: Each summer, the Graduate School funds internship opportunities for doctoral students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Previous placements have included positions in communications, university outreach, instructional support, and higher education administration. More information will be distributed via email in December or January each year.


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