Graduate Students

Welcome to the Custom Career Content site offered by the Toppel Career Center! We are dedicated to guiding you in making educated decisions as you prepare for life after graduate school and explore the ever-changing landscape of careers. 

The Toppel Career Center focuses primarily on assisting graduate students with their industry job searches. However, please remember to keep in mind the importance of working with your respective academic department for tailored career support related to your discipline.


Highlighting Your Thesis Information and Research Projects on Your CV/Resume

Yes! You should include your thesis information and research projects on your CV/resume. Check this article out for tips, examples, and a template.

By Keashla Marengo
Keashla Marengo
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How to Organize and Format Multiple Degrees on Your Resume/CV

Learn how to list your undergraduate and graduate degrees on your resume/cv. This article provides a few examples and tips for your education section.

By Keashla Marengo
Keashla Marengo
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First Generation Graduate Students: Don’t Miss These Tips!

It is no easy task to navigate the working world as a first generation graduate student. Read these six pieces of advice from Helen Pho, a first-generation graduate student herself.

By Toppel
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Featured Resources

50 Must-Have Online Resources for Master’s Students offers a list of valuable resources for grad students.

This resource was recommended by Kimberly Day from

Cheeky Scientist

Job-search training platform for PhDs. Access free content such as seminars, ebooks, and reports.

Imagine PhD

A free online career exploration and planning tool for PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences.

InterSECT Job Simulations

An online platform that allows PhD-level scientists and humanists, regardless of professional stage, to explore future career options.

Carpe Careers Blog

Blog on Inside Higher Ed that is targeted towards graduate students and navigating careers.

Connecting with Peers & Professionals

50 Must-Have Online Resources for Master’s Students offers a list of valuable resources for grad students.

This resource was recommended by Kimberly Day from

Networking Sites for Grad Students

Learn about 25 useful networking sites that will help expand your network as a grad student.

Labor Market InsightsIn partnership withLightcast logo

Are you looking to use real-time labor market data to make informed decisions about your future career path, explore relevant salary data, or identify the skills you need to build or market to get your next role? Use the following tool to explore your options.

There are two ways to navigate this tool:

  1. Keyword Search: Search for the title of the job you’re looking to pursue, or skills you may have that could be relevant for a particular career path.
  2. Narrow Down by Industry + Occupation: If you have a general sense of the industry you’d like to pursue, you can narrow down the occupations within a given industry to help you decide.

First, choose an industry of interest, then filter for occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)

Type in a keyword to select a relevant occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)


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