• From PhD to Career

  • Use this link to a Prezi Presentation on Career Option resources within the JDP. Click each circle to zoom in to a new level. You will find course recommendations, internships, mentors, websites, and other resources to help you explore career options. Last updated 12-17-2019.

    From PhD to Career

  • Find Internships

    2U internships


  • Career Resources

  • DU Career Services

    Valuable resources, advice, and inspiration for your career planning throughout your lifetime.

    Career Services

    Graduate Career Services Calendar of Events

  • AAR Employment Services

    Job listings for credentialed scholars in religion, employment trends and other resources: https://www.aarweb.org/employment-services

  • Aurora offers two programs that include modules on networking, effective resume writing, preparation for non-academic interviews, advice on negotiating job offers, and many other topics, with new content added monthly.  Sign in with your AAR member credentials.

  • ImaginePhD

    ImaginePhD is a free career exploration and planning tool.

  • Tips on Building/Maintaining a Job Search Network

    1. Make a list of everyone you know-and people they know-and identify how they could help you gather career information or experience. Who do you know at school? Professors, friends, and even friends' parents can all be helpful contacts. Did you hold a part-time job? Volunteer? Serve an internship? Think about the people you came into contact with there.

    2. Volunteer at a local museum, theater, homeless shelter-anywhere that even remotely relates to your field of study. By volunteering, you'll not only learn about your chosen field firsthand, you'll also be able to connect with people who are in the field.

    3. Schedule informational interviews with people who can tell you about their careers. It's best to ask to meet in person or by phone for a short interview, and don't immediately start asking "How can you help me?" Plan your questions ahead of time, focusing on how the company works and how the person shaped his or her career path.

    4. Add your profile to LinkedIn. It's free! And then, work your profile. Add your work history (including internships), skills, and keywords. Make connections with people you've worked with or met through networking. Ask for "recommendations" from people who have worked with you. You'll find that LinkedIn is a good source of contacts in your field, to whom you can reach out and set up informational interviews.

    5. Remember to be courteous and tactful in all your conversations, to send thank-you notes to people who help you and to find ways to help others as well. Don't drop your network once you've secured a job. Nurture the relationships you built and look for opportunities to build new connections throughout your career.

This portfolio last updated: 11-Mar-2020 11:36 AM