Graduate Student Career Services

The CLA Office of Research and Graduate Programs offers comprehensive career services for Ph.D and Master's degree-seeking students and graduate alumni. As graduate students consider what they would like to do after their program, the CLA Graduate Student Career Services director provides confidential services including:

  • One-on-one graduate student career advising
  • Effective and job search strategies
  • Interview techniques and mock-interviews
  • LinkedIn profile creation and enhancement
  • Academic and nonacademic career exploration 
  • Resume, curriculum vitae, and cover letter development
  • Assistance with identifying and developing relationships with faculty, professional organizations, student groups, and employer

For departments and graduate student groups, we offer customizable workshops that can be either stand-alone or a part of courses or seminars.  Workshops can address any of the above topics. Workshops are usually 50-90 minutes in length.  Contact Mackenzie Sullivan, CLA Graduate Career Services Director, to arrange a workshop.


Career Communications

Graduate Career Resources

  • Beyond the Professoriate
    An online platform that helps grad students and PhDs leverage their education into meaningful careers, whether in academia or beyond.

  • Imagine PhD
    A career exploration and planning tool for the humanities and social sciences.

  • Center for Writing
    The center offers free online writing consultations for all University of Minnesota students, including reviews of job application materials.

  • Graduate School Academic & Career Development Workshops
    The Graduate School offers a variety of seminars and events dedicated to professional development.
    • LinkedIn Learning
      An online learning platform to help develop personal and professional skills including project management, user experience design, PowerPoint, Excel and much more. Log in using your U of M.