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Digital Resources

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.

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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. 


A Strategies Guide Toward Pursuing Meaningful Work

Your guide to the academic and industry job search

The BEAM Career 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.


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T.R.E.E. (Tools for Career Readiness, Exploration, and Evaluation)

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

Interfolio is an online credential file management service for colleges and universities. Visit Interfolio to register for a free account and visit the dossier section of the site.


GPD Framework


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.


PhD Pathways in Higher Ed

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.


Preparing for Faculty 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.