Career Discovery & Resume Review Resources

Imagine PhD

Free to all users, ImaginePhD is an online career exploration and planning tool for PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences.

The ImaginePhD tool helps span the knowledge gap between doctoral education and the realm of career possibilities. It includes:

  • Three online assessments which allow PhD students to self-assess their career-related skills, interests, and values.

  • 16 job families relevant to the humanities and social sciences are contained on this page. Each job family contains detailed information about types of careers and resources to help PhD students explore, connect, build skills, and apply for positions

  • My Plan provides PhD students and postdoctoral scholars with the opportunity to create an individual development plan (IDP) and set specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-based goals that will help them advance in their graduate programs and careers.

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The Versatile PhD

PhDs go many places. Let The Versatile PhD help you get there!

The Versatile PhD is the oldest, largest online community dedicated to non-academic and non-faculty career paths for PhDs in the humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields.

Resources to help PhDs and ABDs diversify their career planning include:

  • Options 4 Success, a 6-module career exploration program designed to help graduate students and postdoctoral scholars identify viable career paths, understand the link between their degrees and the professional world, and confidently manage the transition from university to high-quality professional placement.

  • PhD Pathway Series, webinars with an “outside the academy” perspective on career preparation and job opportunities across a range of skills, trends and industries.

  • Opportunities to network with 85,000+ VPhD members across the US and Canada.

  • VPhD Smart Jobs job listings.

Clicking below will bring you to a The Versatile PhD login page. Logging in will establish your credential as affiliated with the University of Oregon. If you already have a VPhD member account, please use it. If not, click "Register Here" once on the login to set up an account: premium login

Once you have successfully logged in to the Versatile PhD site, an onscreen message will confirm your affiliation with the University of Oregon.

Big Interview

Big Interview is an online system that combines training and practice to help you improve your interview technique and build your confidence through:

  • Challenging, virtual mock interviews for all experience levels and dozens of industries
  • A database of thousands of interview questions with tips on how to answer them
  • The ability to rate and share your interview answers for feedback
  • Comprehensive video training curriculum covering all aspects of landing a job
  • Step-by-step interview Answer Builder for crafting answers to behavioral questions

Clicking below will bring you to the UO login page for Big Interview. Please use your regular UO email credentials to access this resources. 

Big Interview login

Resume Writing & Review for International Students

Have your resume reviewed by a Division of Graduate Studies professional, who will provide one-on-one, and ongoing, consultation to help you be competitive in your job search outside of academia. This is a very useful tool to help you gain the job you want for your CPT, OPT, AT or H1-B job.

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