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Career Services Center

Holthusen Hall, First Floor
1324 W. Wisconsin Avenue
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
Phone: (414) 288-7423
Fax: (414) 288-5302
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Graduate Students

Welcome Marquette Graduate Students to the Career Services Center.

Typically there are four itineraries for students earning advanced degrees. Choose the path you are pursuing at this time:

  1. Clarifying my Career Goals
  2. Gaining career-related skills through an Assistantship, Internship, or other Career Related Experience
  3. Seeking my First Job in Academics
  4. Seeking my First Job in Industry
  5. Seeking my First Alt-Ac Job

Clarifying my Career Goals
A good career decision can only be made when you become aware of your personal style, identify your interest and skill areas, and acknowledge your work values. Without these pieces of the puzzle, a career decision is not grounded or based on criteria which matters to you.

Here you can find a step-by-step guide to clarifying you career goals

Make an appointment with a career counselor to assist you in making a plan as you move through each step.

  1. Define Your Satisfying Occupational Characteristics
  2. Complete Career Assessment
  3. Research Career Fields
  4. Make a Decision

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Gaining career-related skills
Employers will not only want to know that you have the knowledge and expertise in your field from coursework, they will also want to know which skills and experiences you bring with you. Graduate students have many opportunities to gain career-related skills. Assistantship, Internship, or other Career Related Experience are essential to your career success.

If you are not already engaged in a career-related experience such as an assistantship or internship, make an appointment with a career counselor to assist you in finding one. Assistantships available at Marquette are administered within each graduate program.

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Seeking my First Job in Academics
You have worked hard for your degree. Now it's time to put all that hard work, skills, and experiences to use as you move toward the next step in your life.

Here you can find a step-by-step guide to getting your first job in academics

Make an appointment with a career counselor to assist you in making a plan as you move through each step.

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Seeking my First Job in Industry
You have worked hard for your degree. Now it's time to put all that hard work, skills, and experiences to use as you move toward the next step in your life.

Here you can find a step-by-step guide to getting your first job in industry.

Make an appointment with a career counselor to assist you in making a plan as you move through each step.

  1. Research Organizations
  2. Write your CV, Resume, and Cover Letter
  3. Gathering References and Letters of Recommendation
  4. Prepare to Dress for Success
  5. Search Job Listings
  6. Create Target List
  7. Network
  8. Make the most of Career Fairs and Networking Events
  9. Practice Interviewing
  10. Sell Yourself in the Interview
  11. Frequently Asked Interview Questions
  12. Interview Follow up
  13. Make a Decision

Seeking my First Job Alt-Ac Job

Are you seeking a job in higher education outside the academy?  If so you will find these resources helpful. Make an appointment with a career counselor to assist you in making a plan as you move through the process.

  1. Overview of Alt-Ac and Digital Humanities Jobs from the University of Texas at Austin
  2. #alt-academy Media Commons Project
  3. Directory of Alt-Academics
  4. Beyond Academe - A Resource for History PhDs  
  5. The Humanities PhD at Work Chronicle of Higher Education Article highlighting the advantages and disadvantages PhDs have in the non-academic work place
  6. The Versatile PhD - A Resources for Those Seeking Non-Academic Careers
  7. Alt-Academix Blog & Consulting

 

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