Digital Resources

Ph.D. Focused

  • Versatile Ph.D., Paula Chambers – An online community dedicated to helping graduate students explore and pursue non-academic careers. Notre Dame offers full access to the Humanities & Social Sciences portion of the site (more information here).
  • Jobs on Toast, Chris Humphrey – A blog with advice and resources for transitioning out of academia and marketing yourself in alternative industries.
  • From Ph.D. to Life, Jennifer Polk – A site that helps PhDs achieve their personal and career goals.
  • Scizzle – A site designed to help you keep up with the literature that's relevant to your research and interests.
  • Vitae, Chronicle of Higher Education – A higher ed "career hub" with job boards and an extensive advice section.
  • Inside Higher Ed, Career Advice – A news site with a dedicated career advice section, features work from a range of higher-ed specialists.
  • PhinisheD – Contains discussion boards, links, and articles for graduate students working on dissertations.
  • Docjobs – Job board and resources for STEM jobs with focus on biomedical fields. 


Career Research and Decision Making

  • Mahaffey Business Library Career Exploration – Guide to accessing the information, resources, and collections of the Hesburgh Libraries.
  • ImaginePhD – A free tool that helps Humanities and Social Science graduate students explore career options and create a plan to reach their goals. 
  • MyIDP – A free tool that helps STEM graduate students explore career goals and create a plan to reach them.

Career Tips and Advice

  • Carpe Careers – An essay series for Inside Higher Ed with advice for graduate students seeking academic, non-ac, and alt-ac careers.
  • Chronicle of Higher Education Advice – The Chronicle's collection of career advice for academics.
  • Gradhacker, Indisde Higher Ed – A blog covering a wide range of topics concerning graduate students. 
  • Levo League – A career exploration and networking site that caters to Millenials.
  • Lindsey Pollack – An advice blog from career guru Lindsey Pollack.
  • ND Grad Career Services Pinterest – Our team's curated collection of graduate student career resources.
  • The LinkUp Blog – An industry-focused blog covering employment trends and workplace issues.
  • The Muse, "Key Email Templates You'll Need in 2018"- Article with sample professional email templates for job seekers
  • The Rocket List – A list of top career blogs from experts on topics such as personal branding, career searching, networking, and resume writing.
  • Quora – A site which brings diverse people together with the mission to "share and grow the world's knowledge."
  • The Student Room (TSR) – Comprehensive list of questions commonly asked in Job Interviews, why they are asked if they have any hidden motives and advice on how to answer.

Post-Doctoral Positions

  • The National Postdoctoral Association – Provides resources for potential and current post-docs and their advisors.
  • – An international job search board for universities and government research agencies.
  • – A site that provides information about jobs, career tips, and work visas.
  • – Helps graduate students prepare for the changing demands of today’s job market.
  • "Applying for a Postdoctoral Fellowship," The Chronicle of Higher Ed – Article with advice for first-time post-doc applicants.

Dossier and Professional Website Services

  • Interfolio – The Graduate School offers an online dossier and personal website service through Interfolio. You as the student assume the fees.
  • Academic iNDex – The Graduate School provides grad students and postdoc with access to Academic iNDex, a secure online repository for your professional and academic history. Using this system allows you to:
    • Automatically be notified when you’re eligible for grants and fellowships based on the info you enter into the system.
    • Make a CV, convert your CV to a resume, or generate outputs like lists of publications, presentations, awards, and research experience.
    • Record all of your academic and professional development in one place.

Multimedia Resources

Professional Networking

  • – A career and professional social networking site.
  • – ProQuest’s Q&A networking site for graduate students.

*Listings do not imply endorsement by the University of Notre Dame nor Graduate Career Services. The resources are provided as potential information sources only.