University Resources for Professional Development


Students are encouraged to begin planning their career early in the program. There are multiple resources on campus to help.

Office of Student Life: Career Counseling and Support Services

Provides career counseling, job/internship postings, advice on the academic job market, research on companies, and relocation resources for graduate and professional students.

Office of Alumni Career Management

Provides assistance with career advising, resumes and cover letters, career fairs, interviewing, and offers a job posting board specifically for alumni

Versatile PhD

An online community for PhD students that offers advice and support for careers inside and outside of academia. Ohio State offers a subscription for students to access both the free and premium content on the site.

OUAB Graf/Prof

The Ohio Union Actives Board, Graduate and Professional student committee hosts a variety of professional growth programs, such as a job search series, and etiquette dinner, and development workshops, throughout the academic year.

Preparing Future Faculty Program

The PFF Program offers Ohio State graduate students the opportunity to experience firsthand the unique challenges and rewards of an academic career at a smaller college or university. Students who are one to two years away from completing their PhD are eligible to apply.

University Center for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT)

UCAT offers multiple professional development opportunities and workshops throughout the academic year for those interested in instruction and curriculum development. UCAT has a whole section on their website devoted to GTA professional development.

Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle hosts a large job search site named Vitae, which posts careers inside and outside of academia.

The Graduate School

Offers information on additional on-campus resources for career development.