PLEASE NOTE: The Fall semester will begin on Tuesday, August 25. Information and FAQs are available on the Return to Grounds website and the Fall 2020 Student Resource website, which will be updated frequently.

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

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

► Develop a writing habit