Graduate Students

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As a Master’s or PhD student, you have many career options open to you. The Career Center supports your diverse goals and we specialize in helping you pursue non-academic career paths. From deciding what career direction to go, to developing your building your professional brand, to negotiating a job offer, we have you covered. We also partner with the CSU Graduate School to help ensure you’re getting what you need. Ask your department about bringing the Exploring Career Opportunities program to your department by pursuing a grant from the CSU Graduate School and the Career Center.
  • Drop in for quick career coaching or schedule an appointment for a longer session
  • Refer to our online resource center, curated for your needs
  • Attend our Connect events and fairs – employers who attend these events want to connect with graduate students

Participate in professional development opportunities like the Graduate Professional Development (GPD) Series and annual GradShow  put on by the CSU Graduate School and that the Career Center participates in.  Use travel grants offered by the CSU Gratuate School to attend national conferences.

Common Topics

  • Professional branding strategies
  • Salary and benefits negotiation
  • CV, industry resume, and cover letter writing
  • Interviewing
  • LinkedIn reviews
  • Applying to graduate school and professional programs