Postdoc students have unique career development needs and concerns. We at Career Services have developed a comprehensive array of programs and services that are geared toward helping you evaluate your career goals, explore career alternatives as well as prepare for the job search process.
How Career Services Can Help Postdocs
The University extends to Postdocs many of the career planning resources and services currently offered to Undergraduate and Graduate Students at the Office of Career Services, 511 Goodell
Individual Career Planning and Strategizing Appointments: Winter Break & Summer
Our professional Career Advisors will help you target possibilities and provide you with job search strategies during in-depth appointments. We see Postdocs between the semesters, during Winter Break and from mid-May through August. Call 413-545-2224 or stop by the reception desk at 511 Goodell and identify yourself as a Postdoc when you make an appointment.
Web Pages of Postdoc-Specific Resources: On our website under “Postdocs”
• Pages with articles and websites chosen to help you plan your career
• CV , resume and cover letter guides
Online Tools: On our home page
• Versatile PhD: This website is designed to help people consider pathways to non-academic careers.
• UMass Amherst CareerConnect database: Full-time job postings (& internships) are added daily.
Most listings are from UMass Amherst alumni or employers interested in targeting UMass Amherst candidates. There are contacts in the system that can help you to also identify a human resource representative who recruits for upper level positions. You can apply for many jobs through this system by uploading a resume and cover letter. If you need assistance/access to this database, contact our main office at email@example.com.
Events/Workshops: Check our website calendar often for opportunities
• Career Fairs: Engineering & Technology (fall); ALANA and Career Blast (spring)
• Networking Events
• Mock Interviews with Employers
• Industry Information Sessions and Industry Panels
• Alumni Forums
• Job Assistance Workshops
On-Campus Interviewing: During semesters
Campus recruiting brings interesting employers to campus to conduct on-campus interviews for employment opportunities throughout the United States. Find out who is coming through the CareerConnect database located on the home page of our website.
CV and Resume Review: All year long
Postdocs are welcome to drop off a hardcopy Postdocs are welcome to drop off a hardcopy curriculum vitae or a resume at our front desk (511 Goodell) for review by a Professional Advisor. No emails, please.