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Career preparation is essential for your time at Syracuse University, whether you know exactly what you want to do or you are still thinking about your options. Reflecting on what you enjoy and do well, along with making plans and exploring your options, will equip you for the future you want.


Fall 2019 Events:

Info Session for the National Nuclear Security Graduate Fellowship Program – Thursday, September 5, 4:00–5:00 pm, 312 Lyman Hall

Careers in Federal Research – Wednesday, September 11, 4:00-5:30 pm, 312 Lyman Hall

Careers in Data Science for PhDs – Friday, November 15, 1:00-2:30 pm, 312 Lyman Hall


For all events in the Graduate School, visit the calendar.


One-on-one appointments

Current students and postdoctoral scholars can request an appointment to discuss these topics via Handshake(Need help?)



  • MyIDP: An assessment and career planning resource for graduate students and postdocs in STEM fields.
  • ImaginePhD: Start planning your graduate school career and assessing your skills, values, and interests. It’s a free, confidential and online tool especially designed for humanities and social sciences students, it has a wealth of information to help you start thinking about your future, whatever it may be.
  • InterSECT Job Simulations: InterSECT allows PhD-level scientists and humanists to explore future career options.
  • Provides in-depth information on what it’s really like to work within an industry, company, or profession. This resource is free to you as a Syracuse University student.
  • Career Research Guide via Syracuse University Libraries: Additional career exploration resources and databases
  • ‘Cuse Community: A helpful resource for finding alumni clubs, events, and connections