Career Development

Career Planning eLearning Platform for All Graduate Students

With over 80 hours of on-demand videos, Aurora includes interviews with over 170 PhDs who have successfully launched careers in industry, non-profits, government, and higher education.  This is a one-of-a-kind resource for graduate students.  Through two programs of study (professional and faculty), you will be empowered to make informed decisions about your career path and learn successful job search strategies from other PhDs.

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Other SMU Resources

The Hegi Family Career Development Center at SMU is dedicated to serving the needs of SMU students and assisting employers in reaching qualified SMU candidates.  On the Hegi Center website, you can access Handshake to find jobs and internships as well as professional development and employer engagement events on campus, schedule career-counseling appointments, and learn about drop-in appointments.

External Resources

IMAGINEPHD: A free online career exploration and planning tool for PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences.

Beyond the Professoriate:  Resources to help PhDs and grad students land jobs in: industry, non-profit, higher education administration, faculty, and the private sector.