The UT Southwestern Graduate School's Career Services program is accessible to all graduate students and postdoctoral appointees. This program provides a range of services, including resume preparation, mock interviews, evaluation of seminars, and skills necessary for positions sought, as well as information on both academia and industry careers. We are committed to helping our students and postdoctoral appointees achieve their ultimate goal: a promising and successful career in science. The office of Career Services is housed in the Division of Basic Science. Please feel free to schedule an appointment by calling 214-633-0007 or emailing DBS Career Services.
Bring a current copy of your vitae or resume, along with any first-authored and co-authored publications, to the Career Services office. Your resume will be reviewed by a Career Services official.
Interviewing can be a nerve-wracking experience. Preparation is essential in presenting yourself as the expertly qualified candidate that you are. You will have the opportunity to practice your presentation skills either individually or to a panel committee.
Critique of seminars is crucial in addressing weakness and assessing strengths in presentation and teaching styles. Your seminar can be critiqued either individually or by a panel committee.
Completion of a self-assessment, coupled with a skills inventory by the placement office, can give you the opportunity to work toward your goal of a successful career in science.
Career Services Forms
PRIOR to your scheduled appointment with Career Services, please complete the following:
The Candidate Profile is utilized to get a complete picture of your employment goals. All requested documentation on this form should be submitted (in either electronic or hardcopy form) no less than five days prior to your appointment.
The Career Services Questionnaire is utilized as an evaluative tool and inventory of skills, education, and your goals for your career. Completing this form in its entirety is essential in determining the course of action taken to secure employment. Please feel free to contact a Career Services official should you need help or have questions or comments regarding the completion of these forms.