The online resources linked from the menu on the right side of the page connect you to a world of resources to help you succeed during your graduate program. You will find information about grant writing, giving effective poster presentations, networking at academic conferences and managing stress in graduate school. The resource pages include services for graduate students at Western as well as links to information from universities in Canada and around the world.
Look in this section for strategies to help you apply for a faculty position and how to prepare for a non-academic career, including articles on writing a CV, getting a letter of recommendation and preparing for a job interview.
The Academic Job Interview: Questions Frequently Asked in Academic Job Interviews
University Affairs – Careers Section
Tools for Success in Graduate School and Beyond: Building Relationships…Having an Impact
University of Texas at Austin
Sterneworks - Academe
Resources on professionalization, job search, negotiating starting salaries, and more
Tomorrow’s Professor Listserv and Blog
Science, math, and engineering career resources
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Getting a Job as an Academic: How to Get Your Foot in the Door and Keep it There
University of British Columbia
Video Presentations on Careers
Topics include strategies for landing your first academic position, CVs and resumés, and getting published
Careers, Jobs, and Networking
American Political Science Association
Going in With Your Eyes Open: What To Ask Before Accepting a US Postdoctoral Position
National Postdoctoral Association
The Career Centre at Western
Located at UCC Suite 210 serves Western Students and Alumni with services including Career Counselling, Career Events, Workshops, Job and Volunteer Postings and Career Resources.
The Career Centre @ Western’s online, one-stop employment and career resource. Log to access employment opportunities and career related events.
Leaving the Ivory Tower, What Else You Can Do With a Graduate Degree
Career Workshop Handbook by Clare Tattersall, Faculty of Graduate Studies, The University of Western Ontario. A positive look at the essentials of job research and job searching outside of the academy.
Doctor who? Marketing your transferable skills for employment beyond academia
CV or résumé? A beginner's guide to non-academic applications
Where to Find Information on Nonacademic Careers
This website is extremely comprehensive and provides numerous links to websites for PhD graduates from a variety of disciplines. Links to job sites, job search resources, and other supports are provided.
The Non-Academic Path
Michigan State University
Non-Academic Career Options
University of British Columbia
But I Have No Skills: What You Should Know about Non-academic Careers for Ph.Ds
by Rebecca Bryant, from the Chronicle of Higher Education
From CV to Resume
by Kim Thompson and Terren Ilana Wein, Chronicle of Higher Education
It's April, and I Still Don't Have a Job! The Panicked Scientist's Guide to Accelerated Job Searches by Peter Fiske
published in Science Next Wave
Making the Most of Career Fairs
by Garthe Fowler, published in Science Careers.org
Sellout: A Resource for Humanities PhDs Considering Careers Beyond the Academy
Transferrable Skills for PhDs a guide from the University of Michigan Career Center
Transferring Your Skills to a Non–Academic Setting
Where to find information on Non–Academic Careers
Gabriela Montell from the Chronicle of Higher Education
Dedicated to being the world leader in matching qualified scientists with jobs in industry, academia, and government, Science Careers is committed to providing all the necessary career resources for scientists as well as effective recruiting solutions for employers.
Opportunities: The Golden Chapter
A Career 'Framework': Guiding Light or Empty Words?
Reality Check: U.K. Report Reveals Variety of Career Paths for Ph.D.s
Hidden Talents, Hungry Markets: Ph.D.s Have Many Skills to Offer Industry
Work-Life in Industry: Thinking Outside the 9-to-5 box
Tooling Up: Three Categories of Rules
Tooling Up: 'Culturing' Your Marketable Skills
From an Employer's Wish-List to Your CV, Part 1
Describes itself as “the ultimate science and technology website” with over 76,000 content pieces, including an online job bank.
Graduate special: Puzzled over the future?
Quick reference on employability skills developed by The Conference Board of Canada.
A job search engine with a new grad section which allows you to search for positions by degree
Canada’s Green Job site since 2001. Check out this resource for information about employment, internships and other opportunities.
Helps Canada’s bio-economy industry thrive globally. As a non-profit national organization of innovators leading our bio-economy, BioTalent Canada anticipates needs and creates new opportunities, delivering human resources tools, information and skills development to ensure the industry has access to job-ready people.
A guide to Canadian universities, community colleges and Career Colleges. This site also includes Canadian job and career resources for current students, recent graduates, volunteering and those seeking a career change working in Canada.
McMaster University Career Website
The links to external job banks provides a list of general as well as industry specific job search engines.