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PhD Career Navigator

PhD Career Navigator Online Tool

Sign up now for access to the course modules through 08/15/2020.

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**Note: UMD PhD students and postdocs "already have an account." Click the "Sign-in here" link and login via the UMD CAS authentication system.




      • Start here to learn more about how to move from PhD program or postdoc to a job--in small manageable bites!
      • This is a free DIY mini career course in ELMS Canvas - available to all current doctoral students and postdocs at Maryland. 
      • Designed by PhD students for PhD students and postdocs considering careers in and outside of academia. 
      • Each module can be completed in 15 minutes anytime anywhere. Modules can be completed in any order. Module topics:
        • Overview of PhD Career and Professional Development Resources 
        • How to Manage Your Career
        • Exploring Your Career Options
        • Creating a Personalized Career & Professional Development Plan
        • Resumes/CVs/and Cover Letters
        • An Overview of the Academic Job Search 
        • Effective Job Search Strategies for Finding an Industry Job
        • Building Your Professional Network
      • Sign up now for access to the course modules through 08/15/2020. 

PhD Career Navigator is a tool you can use on your own with some guidance from a team of four Doctoral Career Consultants (DCCs for short) and the Graduate Assistant for PhD Career Development.  This team works closely with Dr. Susan Martin, the Program Director for PhD Career & Professional Development.

2019-2020 PhD Career Navigator Team

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Jeffrey Yeung
College of Education
Counseling Psychology, 2021

As the GA for PhD Career Development, Jeffrey leads outreach efforts to leaders of graduate student organizations. Jeffrey led the team of DCCs that co-created the PhD Career Navigator Tool in 2018. He trains and works closely with the DCCs.  

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Taylor Kocher
College of Arts and Humanities
History, 2022

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Teodora Kljaic
College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Chemistry, 2020

charlene kuo.JPGCharlene Kuo
School of Public Health
Behavioral and Community Health, 2023

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Kate Williams
College of Education
International Education Policy, 2023