Graduate Student Resources
The Office of Career Services offers a variety of programs and resources to assist graduate students in developing a comprehensive career management plan. Each semester, Corporate Connections events, which include workshops and networking opportunities, are arranged to help students connect with corporate representatives and business leaders who will share up-to-date industry information and career management tips and strategies. Career Services also offers on-campus recruiting, company information sessions, a business etiquette dinner, speed networking with several employers and career fairs. Graduate students should check their HIRE-UT account frequently to review up-to-date information on these programs. Please note: pre-registration may be required in order to participate in these valuable opportunities.
In addition to these events, individual and small group strategic career management sessions are available. Graduate students are highly encouraged to schedule an initial meeting with the Office of Career Services during their first or second semester in order to develop a strategic career management plan. These sessions are highly specialized and may cover topics relating to resume and cover letter development, job search strategies, interviewing tips, personal branding and effectively using social media.
Leveraging all available resources is a critical component to a successful job search. In addition to the services above, graduate students who are currently employed may be entitled to Employee Assistance Program (EAP) resources through their employers. EAP resources may include career counseling paid for by your current employer. EAP services are confidential and in many cases held off-site through EAP organizations.
Helpful Career Timelines