Welcome to Professional Development at GSAS!  We offer career and professional development services for PhD and Masters students in all departments and in all stages of their career (in fact, we encourage you to come meet us early on in your graduate career!) Whether you are just starting or are about to finish your degree, the resources we provide are for you. Our goal is to enable students to pursue fulfilling careers in the private sector, academia, nonprofits and government

Check out Brandeis GSAS's featured story in Inside Higher Ed! Read how GSAS is complementing traditional Ph.D. training with skills development & experiences for students in the humanities and social sciences with the Connected PhD program! 

Why You Should Do Internships during Grad School! Through a Connected PhD internship, Marie Comuzzo, a PhD student in Musicology, developed skills in marketing, multimedia, coding, and video editing. 

We have lots of great career resources on our website to assist you in your graduate career journey. Below are some frequently accessed career links to help you navigate our page:

Upcoming Events (Humanities, Creative Arts, & Social Sciences)           

Upcoming Events (Sciences)

Past Career Seminars--The best job advice comes from people who have recently completed graduate school, especially Brandeis alumni.

How To Turn Your CV Into a Resume--Knowing the difference between a CV and a resume is essential for getting jobs.

How To Write a Cover Letter For Academic Jobs--The cover letter is the most important part of your application for faculty positions.

What Is Informational Interviewing?--In an informational interview you learn about a job; you don't ask for one.

Think in Terms of Community Building, Not Networking--Networking isn't small talk with big shots at conferences; it means finding a community of people who have similar interests, values, and professional goals as you.

How Do I Translate My Skills?

Discover Career Options With Aurora--Learn about career paths for people with your PhD.

Handshake Jobs, Internships and Fellowships

Watch Dr. Gertrude Nonterah's excellent YouTube channel on careers for PhDs.


Explore the Career Paths of Graduate School Alumni


Learn where alumni with your PhD or MA work.
Susanna Klosko

Digital Humanities Designer/Manager at the University of Virginia

Sierra Dakin Kuiper

Senior Manager, Foundation and Donor Relationships, Environmental Law Institute


Rabb Career Diversity Skills Collaboration

GSAS partnered with The Rabb School's Graduate Professional Studies (GPS) division at Brandeis to offer a range of professionally-oriented degrees to doctoral students. Eight doctoral students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences took courses during the fall semester of 2021, taking one of three online courses: Cognitive and Social Psychology of User-Centered Design, Principles of Learning Experience Design, and Writing for Digital Environments. Those who pursued these courses found that this type of learning filled gaps in their existing academic training and helped identify transferable skills that they had already developed. To learn more, read our story about GSAS doctoral students taking GPS courses.