Academic Careers

A successful academic career is the goal many graduate students have in mind as they build on their undergraduate student experience and begin to specialize in their field of expertise. Although academia can feel like an oasis that eliminates much of the uncertainty of the chaotic labour market, it presents many of the same challenges and pitfalls. In both cases, looking ahead to understand the labour market for your career goal, building your skills and experience to become a competitive candidate, developing your network of contacts and learning how to conduct an effective job search are skills that maximize success. This section includes information and links covering:

  1. Investigate academic careers and labour market
  2. Prepare for careers in academia
  3. Develop your academic network
  4. Conduct an effective academic job search

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