Career Development

One-sheet summary (pdf)

Graduate School resources

The Versatile Ph.D.

The Versatile Ph.D. is a web-based resource and on-line community for graduate students who are interested in exploring non-academic careers. It is open to all Ohio State faculty, graduate students, and staff. You will need to authenticate your Ohio State identity when you access The Versatile Ph.D. 

Preparing Future Faculty Program

Offers graduate students an opportunity to be mentored by faculty mentors at one of the Graduate School's institutional partners, largely liberal arts colleges in Ohio.

Graduate Minors and Interdisciplinary Specializations

Minors and specializations are open to graduate students interested in developing secondary expertise outside their home graduate programs for a minimal number of credits.


Graduate Associate Teaching Award

University resources

Career Connection, Office of Student Life

In-person consultations for graduate students regarding career exploration, job searches (both academic and non-academic), cv/resume writing, interviewing, etc. Offers job and internship search strategies, advicee, and points students toward useful search engines

Buckeye Careers, Office of Student Life

Ohio State's university-wide online resource connecting all Ohio State students with employers for jobs, internships, co-ops, and other career opportunities and support.

Ohio State Alumni Career Management Office

Virtual and face-to-face career counseling and networking for all Ohio State alumni.

University Center for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT)

Tops, tips, resources, and support for teaching and for academic job searches. Offers one-on-one consultations on teaching, teaching statements, and teaching portfolios. Four-part workshop each autumn on planning for the academic job search (with Career Connection).

Council of Graduate Students

Graduate student government body with many useful programs, including the annual Hayes Graduate Research Forum, travel awards, and career development grants.

Graduate/Professional Student Committee, Ohio Union Activity Board

Sponsors workshops and events related to graduate student career development and social and family-friendly programs.

Office of International Affairs

Information and immigration advising for international students. Offers a few grant programs for graduate students.

Current events

Ohio State Career and Job Fairs 2013-14 TBA

Academic Opportunities

Combined degrees

Dual degrees

Graduate Minors and Interdisciplinary Specializations (full list)

Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in College and University Teaching

MED into GRAD Scholars Program

Preparing Future Faculty Program

Specializations and transcript designations


Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship

Career Development Grant

CIC Traveling Scholar Program

Critical Difference for Women grants

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

MED into GRAD Scholars Program

Pelotonia Graduate Fellowship

Presidential Fellowship

Ray Travel Award for Scholarship and Service

External funding sources


Hayes Research Forum

Responsible Conduct of Research

Research Commons—University Libraries

Collaborative programming partners

Career Connection

The Ohio State resource center that assists graduate students at every stage of the career search process.

Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing

InterAct Theatre Group

Office of Research

University Center for the Advancement of Teaching

Other resources

Productive Writer, free online community of writers, sponsored by the Cornell Graduate School

Need help?

Contact staff members in the Graduate School using the staff directory, or call (614) 292-6031.

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