This page contains resources related to graduate student career development in industry, government, and non-profit career fields.

To support graduate student success in industry, government, and non-profit career tracks, the University of Georgia Graduate School offers programs and resources through the office of  Experiential Professional Development (xPD).The xPD program is designed to provide job search support through a variety of formats, including workshops, alumni panels, career symposia, company site visits, and more.

The Graduate School is interested in actively partnering with graduate student groups and academic departments to fulfill professional development needs, and has also formed an xPD Student Advisory Board. For more information or program requests, place contact Director of Experiential Professional Development Andrew Crain (

A list of upcoming xPD programs can also be viewed on the Graduate School calendar. A summary of the previous year’s programming can be found here. Students are also encouraged to follow the @UGAGradStudies and @UGAGradCareers social media accounts.


There is no single model of success for graduate student career success, but students can think about their career paths more broadly through the concepts of Immersion-Extension-Transition as shown above. Engaging with programs and resources at the University of Georgia throughout your graduate career will be helpful in each stage of the process. For example, students who are newly arrived to graduate school may focus on resources related to academic success.

Below is a general list of career development resources which may be relevant to graduate students interested in government, industry, and non-profit fields (including higher education administration). Students should also consider reviewing the list of available graduate certificate programs which offer a range of additional ways to expand your academic training. The UGA Graduate School provides additional career development support through a number of other resources and events. To learn more, visit:

In addition, the UGA Career Center offers a list of online resources for graduate students here. A Graduate Student Career Guide is also available on their website.

General Job Search Support

Beyond the Professoriate: Job Search Support Resources

Cheeky Scientist: Job Search Support Resources

CV Examples – Academic Job Search (from UCSF) Applicant Material Examples from UCSF

CV Examples – Non-Academic Job Search (from UCSF Applicant Material Examples from UCSF). Salary information and company information.

Graduate Student Resources: Job search blogs and resources from Columbia University     

Handshake: UGA’s Official Job Board (also allows access to a national network of job postings – suggest completing a profile and creating a search alert). Login at

Indeed: Use for “market discovery” – finding which companies are located in a geographic area and who is hiring.

InterSECT Job Simulations: Interactive Simulation Exercises for Career Prep/Transition Resume Enhancement Tool

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Self-paced trainings on a range of topics (good for learning coding, graphic design, and other technical skills). Login at

Twitter: Suggest following @UGAGradCareers, industry groups, professional associations, thought leaders in one’s field of interest and other career-related accounts.

VAULT Career Insider: “Industry Guides” on a variety of different fields, plus other resources. Login at

Arts & Humanities

American Historical Association  Professional Association:

MLA Career Exploration Activity Packet: Skills Self-Assessment, Job Ad Analysis


GradLeaders: Use for exploring consulting roles and related positions. Contact Andrew Crain to request access (

Management Consulted Resources: for job searching in the consulting field

Higher Education

Higher Education Recruitment Consortium: Job postings and a great weekly newsletter Higher Education Job Board

University-Industry Development Partnership (UIDP) Job Board: Regulatory positions in industry and higher education (the members section also has related job search guides).

Government & Non-Profit

AAAS (Fellowships): Science & Technology Policy Fellowships.

Idealist: Non-profit job board.

USAJobs: Federal Job Board (includes training resources and webinars).


AAAS (Fellowships): Science & Technology Policy Fellowships.

AAAS Online Career Courses: Self-paced career training resources for academic and non-academic job searches   Contact Andrew Crain to request access (

American Chemical Society Career Resources: A compilation of resources (include professional development courses) for career exploration and prep.

American Society for Microbiology: Professional Association.

ASCB (American Society for Cell Biology): Career development resources and training sessions

BioCareers: Job Board

Genetics Society of America Graduate Student Career Resources: A compilation of resources for career exploration and prep.

Genes to Genomes: Career blog of the Genetics Society of America

Georgia Bio Industry Association:

The National Academies Press: Resource Page (numerous reports and publications on a wide range of scientific topics).

Nature Careers  Job Board:

Science Careers: Job search resources and postings.

University-Industry Development Partnership (UIDP) Job Board: Regulatory positions in industry and higher education (the members section also has related job search guides)


UGA Regulatory Affairs Program Online Certificate Offerings in Regulatory Affairs or Clinical Trials:

UGA ENTR: Entrepreneurship certificate program, resources, and events

UGA I-CORPS: Entrepreneurship Training for Researchers

International Job Searches

Fulbright Scholar Program

Euraxess – Researchers in Motion

German Academic Exchange Service

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