The Career Center supports master’s and doctoral level students with all career goals. Take advantage of the resources and services below to help you Own Your Future:

Career Planning

Whether you are pursuing a career in or outside of academia, the Career Center has a number of resources and services to support you in your career planning process:


The Career Center offers a variety of career assessments including the Focus-2, Strong Interest Inventory, and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. To take the Focus-2 please click here. Please make an appointment if you are interested in taking the MBTI or Strong Interest Inventory.

Career Planning & Timelines

Key steps to take for various career types:


  • Identify your interests, skills, and values through career assessment
  • Have resume and cover letter critiqued by a career coach
  • Seek internship/job opportunities in industry through Handshake
  • Speak with former students in your program working in industry using LinkedIn
  • Work with a career coach to identify potential employers and job postings in your areas of interest
  • Attend university career fairs and panels
  • Update your LinkedIn Profile


  • Attend department orientations, training sessions
  • Explore areas of research with faculty and seek mentorship
  • Develop your CV
  • Join your scholarly association
  • Garner publications
  • Begin attending conferences in your field
  • Participate in the hiring process for any new candidates for faculty positions in your department
  • Prepare to describe your dissertation in (a) 1 minute (b) 5 minutes (for different audiences)
  • Ask your department to give you a mock interview
  • Participate in your discipline’s annual conference
Career Coaching

Make an appointment with a career coach to discuss your interests, skills, and career goals.

Marketing Materials

Before you can impress employers of faculty committees in the interview, you have to catch their attention through your marketing materials. Below are some resources that the Career Center has to support your personal branding:

Resumes, CVs & Cover Letters

The Career Center supports graduate students in both creating and revising their resumes, CVs, and cover letters. Please see our sample documents below. Feel free to setup an appointment to discuss your marketing materials:


Professional Networking

Informational interviewing and networking are two major ways that graduate students successfully transition into the job market. Below are some resources to help with professional networking:

Interviewing Practice

The interview process can be demanding and requires an understanding of professional etiquette. Utilize the Career Center resources and services to prepare for your interview:

InterviewStream is an online resource that allows you to record and review your practice interviews. For more information about InterviewStream, please click here.

Mock Interviews
Mock interviews are 30-minute practice interviews with professional staff that will allow you to hone your interviewing skills - schedule a virtual or in-person mock interview.

Job Search Resources

In addition to Handshake, Temple’s university-wide job platform, the following resources are also helpful with engaging in the job search: