Career Portfolio—Industry

Your Professional Portfolio

To succeed in the business, government, and nonprofit sectors, you'll need more than just a stellar research record; you must also be able to present that record in terms of transferable skills. Creating your portfolio—your resume, cover letter, and online brand—will take time and effort to be considered competitive. Your career documents should receive the same level of attention as your dissertation. Most graduate students go through several iterations of each document or online profile before deciding that their portfolio sets them apart from their competition. Don't try to do everything on your own! Graduate Career Services has specialized knowledge and experience to help you prepare for the job market. Come see us.

Recommended Reading

Using A Career Portfolio, Association for Talent Development

14 Career Documents to Boost Any Job Search, Career Professionals of Canada

Digital Resources

Graduate Career Services has a Pinterest Page where we have gathered a wide variety of carefully selected online content that may be of interest to graduate students. Check out the relevant career documentation boards for more tips and advice!