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Career Planning Resources

Career Planning for Graduate Students

UC San Diego provides excellent career planning resources for all graduate and professional students and encourages early and frequent engagement.

Meet with a Graduate Career Coach

Exploring career opportunities requires a significant time commitment, so start early and employ multiple techniques and strategies, such as meeting with a graduate career coach to map out a plan.

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Graduate Division Professional Resources

GrAdvantage

grAdvantage empowers graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to achieve professional success by building community, developing career competencies and confidence, and exploring diverse pathways to employment.

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Handshake

Handshake is a platform that connects students on college campuses with open positions, mainly internships and entry level jobs. Over 14 million students and young alumni from over 700 universities use Handshake.

LEARN MORE ABOUT HANDSHAKE

Imagine Ph.D.

ImaginePhD is a free online career exploration and planning tool for PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences.

LEARN MORE ABOUT IMAGINE PHD