Mid Years

During the mid years, graduate students should begin taking considerable action toward their job search. 

► Seek opportunities to take on a leadership role relevant to your interests

  • Volunteer to lead a project
  • Assume head or lead TA position
  • Mentor undergraduates or other graduate students in the lab

► Identify your transferable skills

► Seek opportunities to mentor undergraduate or other graduate students

► Begin to draft application materials:

► Conduct Informational Interviews with faculty and professionals

​ Network with professionals outside of academia

​ Attend career and professional development workshops

► Consider applying to the Tomorrow's Professor Today Program (applications typically due in May/June)

► Develop a writing habit