Crafting Your Future

In this section you will find key links to websites and fellowships in the Arts & Humanities, human resource offices at selected colleges and universities across the United States, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), resources in the private and government sectors, information on non-academic careers, and academic search engines that will assist in your search for employment. These resources can be used as a springboard to other sources that open a broad array of fellowship and employment opportunities for your future. 

Preparing for Employment

  • UC Berkeley’s Career Center
    The Career Center for Graduate Students and Ph.D.'s(link is external)(link is external) is an excellent resource for graduate and Ph.D.'s interested in pursuing a career in academia or exploring the broad range of other professional options. The Career Center offers workshops, events, and online resources that can help you find job announcements, prepare your credentials, and bring you face-to-face with potential employers. 

Academic Opportunities

Careers Outside of Academia

The "Versatile PhD" is a resource for Berkeley’s graduate students and Ph.D. holders that offers valuable guidance about career options beyond academia. While the focus is on careers for those in the humanities and social sciences, graduate students in all disciplines can benefit.

Versatile PhD features community-driven forums and message boards that allow members to ask questions about finishing graduate school and finding a job within or beyond academia. Professionals with doctoral degrees offer first-hand advice, personal stories, useful resources, and valuable contacts. The site also features job postings, event announcements, book recommendations, member profiles, career autobiographies, career panels, and job-search success stories.  

Use Versatile PhD to plan your future. It can help you to learn about a range of careers in your field and to understand how others have found their dream jobs after earning a Ph.D.   

Please access this valuable resource through The Visiting Researcher Scholar and Postdoc Affairs (VSPA) Program(link is external)(link is external). You must have a CalNet ID to log in.