The Graduate School has partnered with Liberal Arts Career Services to provide career-related services and resources to current UT graduate students of all disciplines pursuing careers outside of academia. We invite you to participate in our services and programming below!
Alt-Ac Career Coaching
Currently enrolled UT Austin graduate students, regardless of discipline, are eligible for individual career coaching appointments through Liberal Arts Career Services. If you are finishing your graduate degree in May and plan to pursue a non-academic career, consider scheduling an appointment sooner rather than later.
Liberal Arts students – create a BTT Gateway account and call 512-471-7900 to schedule your appointment.
Non-Liberal Arts students – register with us to get started.
Alt-Ac Careers List
Interested in receiving email announcements on career resources and upcoming programs specifically designed for graduate students? Join our mailing list for graduate students interested in alt-ac careers by subscribing here.
Grad Student Career Transitions Group
This workshop series is designed to give you the knowledge, skills and information you need to move forward with your non-academic career plans. Join us for one or all four of these workshops offered once a month in the Glickman Conference Center (CLA 1.302E). The series is open to all disciplines and breakfast is provided.
Converting Your CV to a Resume | Wed, Jan 20 | 10:00-11:00 a.m. | CLA 1.302E | RSVP Here
Non-academic employers will typically spend about 15-30 seconds reviewing your resume before deciding whether you make the first cut. Learn about the key differences between resumes and CVs and how to clearly and quickly convey your fit for the position.
The Alt-Ac Job Search | Wed, Feb 17 | 10:00-11:00 a.m. | CLA 1.302E | RSVP Here
Former Assistant Professor Dr. Krista Duttenhaver talks about her transition from the academy to her current role as the European Markets Team Lead at Indeed.com. Learn strategies from someone who has been where you are and has successfully transitioned to industry employment. Discover how the alt-ac job search differs from the academic job search.
Identifying Your Transferable Skills | Wed, Mar 9 | 10:00-11:00 a.m. | CLA 1.302E | RSVP Here
Hone in on the most marketable skills you’ve acquired while earning your graduate degree. Learn how to promote your research, teaching and critical thinking skills outside of academia.
Preparing for Non-faculty Job Interviews | Wed, Apr 13 | 10:00-11:00 a.m. | CLA 1.302E | RSVP Here
Get tips for answering the most common interview questions. Prepare responses for “Give me an example of a time you…” questions.