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Beyond Graduation

Will you be pursuing a career in academia? Maybe you’re looking to take what you’ve learned here and go into industry or public work. Your graduate degree from UW opens up myriad possibilities and career paths. Here are some resources to get you started on considering your options and where you go from here.

Explore the Student Advice Knowledgebase

The Graduate School has compiled articles about many topics important to graduate student in our searchable and filterable Student Advice Knowledgebase, including dozens specific to career development.

Check Out Our Career Development Articles

Consult with The Graduate School

Current UW graduate students can schedule a confidential in person or online appointment with our Graduate Student Affairs staff to talk about:

  • Navigating graduate student life
  • Referrals to student resources
  • Career development tailored to graduate students

Contact our office of Graduate Student Affairs to make an appointment.

Make Use of the Career Center

The Career & Internship Center is proud to support the diverse career paths of graduate students at the University of Washington. They provide support in numerous ways, including:

  • Workshops just for graduate students from all three campuses — visit the calendar for this quarter’s events
  • One-on-one career counseling and advising for UW Seattle students through drop in coaching sessions and scheduled appointments.
  • Current UW Tacoma and current Bothell graduate students can see their own campus career centers for appointments.
  • A recruiting platform, Handshake, which enables students to connect with employers, both domestic and international, for their next internship or employment opportunity.
  • Downloadable resources on topics ranging from academic CVs to networking at events
  • Opportunities and events to connect with alumni and employers

In addition, The Career Center offers assistance to graduate students on topics like networking, job search, exploring career options, finding internships, creating a professional online presence, researching employers, and negotiating salary.

Explore Further

Visit the Career Center website

Find Campus Organizations

There are many organizations on our campuses and in our communities that provide opportunities for career education and networking including, for just a couple of examples: SEBA (the Science and Engineering Business Association) and the Seattle chapter of YNPN (the Young Professionals Nonprofit Network).

You can find organizations like these and more by talking to your fellow students, consulting with your department advisor, or exploring resources like Nethubb, a database of professional associations, nonprofits, and business resource companies.