Looking for assistance with your career development? Browse our curated set of resources for graduate students.

Resume Guides for Graduate Students

A resume is a succinct outline of your education, experience, activities, accomplishments and skills as they pertain to your career goals. 

Learn the differences between a CV and a resume, and how to PDF icontransform your CV to a resume.   

Ph.D. Transferable Skills Self-Assessment 

As a Ph.D. student, you develop a diverse array of skills that build upon and expand beyond your research and teaching. Assessing your current strengths and weaknesses helps you identify areas that you need to work on during your graduate journey.

PDF iconIndividual Development Plan (IDP) Guide

An IDP is a dynamic, on-going graduate student career management tool to help you:
• Develop mutually-agreed upon academic and career objectives with your mentor(s) and/or adviser(s)
• Stay on track and make progress toward these ever-evolving goals.


All graduate students receive a free Handshake account which they can use to schedule appointments with career advisers, find the Center for Career Development's upcoming programs and events, and search for jobs/internships across multiple industries.


All undergraduates, graduate students and alumni can create a free CareerShift account to access in-depth information about contacts, get up-to-date information including email addresses for millions of companies and find related job postings.


The world’s leading source of career information to efficiently research employers, industries and career subjects. Access is free for Princeton students, courtesy of the University Library.


An online tool matching research interests to potential external funding sources for research support, fellowships, equipment, travel funds and other related research and educational endeavors from federal, state, and private sponsors.

LinkedIn alumni search tool

Available for anyone with a LinkedIn account, this tool helps you discover where alumni work and their paths after Princeton.


Princeton's official online community, TigerNet is a searchable directory featuring alumni contact information. Paired with the LinkedIn alumni search tool, it's an effective way to find contact information for alumni and contact them for advice and to learn about their career paths.


A free career-planning tool for Ph.D. students and postdocs in the sciences.


A free career-planning tool for Ph.D. students and postdocs in chemical sciences.


A free online career exploration and planning tool for Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences.