In addition to our in-person programs and events, our digital resources help you tailor your career exploration and decision-making, research industries, and gain exposure to a myriad of work opportunities.
The Key Platform for Career Opportunities and Connections
Handshake provides Stanford students with opportunities, connections, events, and content related to their career aspirations and interests.
Your guide to the academic and industry job search
The BEAM Strategies Guide for PhDs & Postdocs provides advice for students interested in pursuing both faculty jobs and careers beyond academia. From beginning your search to evaluating and negotiating job offers, this guide helps you along your career path. For a different view of the guide, download here:
Explore Career Options and Design Career Goals
After helping you discover your career interests, the T.R.E.E. will guide you in creating specific goals to pursue your aspirations. Each phase includes activities and tips to walk you through the career process.
Manage your Letters of Recommendations
REFLECT, EXPLORE, Dive in
The Graduate Professional Development Framework, also known as the wheel, describes skills and experiences that will contribute to your academic and career success. The interactive wheel also connects you directly with Stanford’s extensive resources and learning opportunities.
suggestions to get you started thinking about phd pathways
PhD Pathways in Higher Education provides tips and resources for exploring university careers outside of the tenure-track faculty path. You can also access a list of Stanford non-faculty staff with PhDs to connect & learn about their careers.
steps and resources to prepare
Preparing for Faculty Careers provides advice and resources to help you understand the faculty role, build your skills, and successfully pursue an academic job search.