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Graduate Students - Industry Job Search

As a graduate student, a career in academia following the completion of your degree may be your primary target. The Office of Career Exploration and Success can work with you to prepare for the academic job market.  We also encourage all students to explore all career options including those outside academic especially in light of the current tight job market.  Review the resources available in the Career Planning Resources section to learn more about expanding your options as well as the links in the Expanded Job Search section.  For more information on how to expand your job search, meet with a career advisor.

Rutgers Handshake
Career Exploration and Success' database of full-time, internship and co-op opportunities.

Every Ph.D. Needs a Plan B
Article available at the Chronicle of Higher Education

Postdocs in Industry
ScienceCareers article discussing postdocs in the industry for scientists

New York Academy Science Alliance
Provides career-related information including career path videos of individuals working outside academia

Preparing for a Career in Industrial Research
Helpful article available at ScienceCareers

Blog by PhD reviewing options for those seeking opportunities beyond academic research

American Mathematical Society website - advice and resources on academic and non-academic careers

*Note this American Chemistry Society portal for career counselors has a helpful overview of biotech/pharma and green careers

Presidential Management Fellowship
A 2-year, full-time position providing leadership training designed by the U.S. government to attract outstanding graduate students (master's and doctoral level) from ANY ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE to various positions in most federal agencies. It is a great way to advance quickly to a high-ranking permanent position in the federal government. 

USA Jobs
The site for federal government job vacancy announcements maintained by the U. S. Office of Personnel Management.

Go Government
Resources for students about federal government opportunities from the Partnership for Public Service


Please call 848-932-0144 or email for technical support with any

Career Exploration and Success online resources