Doctoral Students + Postdocs

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    Services for doctoral students & postdocs

    We have developed services tailored to PhD students and postdocs. Take advantage of what we offer

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    Navigating the course of your PhD

    Set career goals for the next few years, whether you are in the early, mid, or final stages of your PhD

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    Faculty careers

    Whether your focus is on teaching or research, you should explore different types of faculty opportunities

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    Non-faculty careers

    Leverage your PhD to take advantage of a broad range of career opportunities available to you

  • NEW!     Career Services now offers externships in  for careers both in academia and outside of 
  •  academic administration to help PhDs prepare          it. Click here for more details.
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    Career plans surveys

    Complete the current survey here and get information on the careers followed by Penn alumni from your academic program. You can also take a look at theresults of the 8-13 year out PhD alumni survey.

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    Funding resources

    Use these resources if you are seeking funding for writing, travel, professional development, or research


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    Workshops and programs

    Career Services staff organize programs and workshops to assist graduate students and postdocs with career decision making and job hunting

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    Advice from your peers

    Penn alumni and former Penn postdocs offer their advice on effective job search approaches and a wide range of careers. For tips on connecting with PhD alumni during your job search, click here.