Our journey started in 2014 when our founder, Dr. L. Maren Wood, hosted the very first online career conference for graduate students and PhDs. Since then the Center supports over 20,000 students annually through webinars, curriculum, and conferences.
The Center designs research-informed curriculum to prepare master’s and doctoral students for job search and career success. We partner with universities to deliver our programming through digital training platforms, enabling an institution to scale career services to meet the needs of a growing and diverse graduate student population.
We leverage our training and expertise as educators and scholars to confront the employment challenges facing master’s and doctoral students. We use mixed-methods research (interviews, surveys, and observations) to collect, analyze, and document:
Doctoral and master’s students approach their education and job search with different goals and objectives. As such, the challenges facing doctoral and master’s students are unique and require different resources and support.
We apply this research to the development of training platforms and curriculum that allow students to explore careers and prepare for a job search with purpose and strategy. Our structured curriculum minimizes a student’s sense of overwhelm and maximizes job search success.
Read more on our research with doctoral and master’s students.
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