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Versatile PhD is the oldest, largest online community dedicated to non-academic and non-faculty careers for PhDs in humanities, social science and STEM.

Personal Statements and Recommendations Video – Admissions advice

Do you still need to write a personal statement? Don’t know how to go about getting recommendations? Watch this video to answer these questions.

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Create Your Story (CSU)

Use this CSU Create Your Story booklet to log helpful information about your interests and values to get you on track to choosing a major and career.

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How to tell your story in a great way

Whether you are transitioning careers or just beginning your career, you need a good story about your journey.  Find out how to craft a story with all the key elements to motivate yourself and also enlist the help of others.  

Engineering Resume Example (CSU Career Center)

View this document to see key information to include for a successful engineering resume. Find notes and a sample resume created by CSU and our Engineering community!  Find out how to show key skills. 

REU Research Opportunities for Undergraduates – Life Sciences

Co-op, internship and summer research opportunities in the life sciences.

89% of CSU graduates secured plans or at least one job offer

Grads are employed higher than the national average and earn an average of $49,000

83% of CSU graduates are employed in a field or profession related to their career plans

I worked hard in all of my classes and was accepted into a research lab my sophomore year, but my accomplishments came from persistence and determination. I will now continue on my education in a Masters of Science Program at The University of California, Irvine in Biological Sciences and Biotechnology where I plan to pursue a medical degree afterwards. I hope that students take advantage of the support that CSU provides, and I will always be a RAM at heart!

Savannah R., '18

Neuroscience

M.S. Biological Sciences & Biotechnology

University of California, Irvine

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