Career Guidance Resources

This list was compiled by the Graduate Career Consortium in 2019 as a tool for graduate students seeking further information on career guidance.
  1. Baker, KJ. (2017). Sexism Ed: Essays on Gender and Labor in Academia. Raven Books.
  2. Basalla, S. and Debelius, M. (2007). "So What are you going to do with that?" Finding careers outside academia. University of Chicago Press.
  3. Burnett, Bill and Evans, D. (2016). Designing your life: How to build well-lived joyful life. Knopf Publishing.
  4. Denicolo, P., & Reeves, J. (2014). Developing transferable skills: Enhancing your research and employment potential. Los Angeles: SAGE.
  5. Feibelman, P. (2011). A PhD is Not Enough!: A Guide to Survival in Science. Basic Books.
  6. Fiske, P. (2001). Put your science to work: The take charge career guide for scientists. American Geophysical Union.
  7. Formo, D.M. and Reed. C. (2011). Job Search in Academe. How to get the position you deserve. Stylus Press. Second Edition.
  8. Fruscione, J. and Baker, K. eds. (2018). Succeeding outside the academy: Career Paths beyond the humanities, social sciences and STEM. University Press of Kansas.
  9. Furstenberg, F. (2013). Behind the Academic Curtain: How to Find Success and Happiness with a PhD. University of Chicago Press.
  10. Gibbs, K.D., & Griffin, K.A. (2013). What do I want to be with my PhD? The roles of personal values and structural dynamics in shaping the career interests of recent biomedical science PhD graduates. CBE life sciences education, 12(4), 711-23
  11. Golde, Chris M. (1999). "After the Offer, Before the Deal: Negotiating at First Academic Job," Academe: Bulletin of the American Association of University Professors, January/February 1999 Vol. 85, no. 1, pp. 44-49.
  12. Golde, Chis M. (24 August 2001) "Be Honorable and Strategic" Science Magazine. Available:
  13. Gray P & Drew, D (2008). What They Didn't Teach You in Graduate School: 199 Helpful Hints for Success in Your Academic Career. Stylus Publishing LLC.
  14. Kelsky, K. (2015). The Professor is In: The essential guide to turning your PhD into a job. Three Rivers Press.
  15. Kisch, M. (2015). "Helping International Students Navigate Career Options." International Educator. (Available:
  16. Layton, R. L., Brandt, P.D., Freeman, A.M., Harrell, J.R., Hall, J.D., & Sinche, M. (2016). "Diversity Exiting the Academy: Influential Factors for the Career Choice of Well-Represented and Underrepresented Minority Scientists." CBE life sciences education, 15(3).
  17. Newhouse, M. (1993). Outside the ivory tower: a guide for academics considering alternative careers. Cambridge, MA: Office of Career Services, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University. (dated but insightful).
  18. Seo, G. (2018). "Job Tips for International Students." Inside Higher Ed.
  19. Sinche, M., Layton, R. L., Brandt, P. D., O'Connell, A.B., Hall, J.D., Freeman, A. M., Harrell, J. R., Cook, J. G., ...Brennwald, P.J. (2017). An evidence-based evaluation of transferable skills and job satisfaction for science PhDs. PloS one, 12(9).
  20. Vick, J.M., Furlong, J. and Lurie, R. (2016). The Academic Job Search Handbook. University of Pennsylvania Press. Fifth edition.