Postdoctoral & PhD Students

The Washington University Career Center is committed to helping you make the transition into the next phase of your career, whether that means an academic or non-academic position. Searching for employment that is appropriate for your advanced degree requires strategy, thorough research, preparation and practice, and translation of your research experience to your current pursuits.

The Career Center coordinates with faculty to supplement department programs for students pursuing academic careers. For those seeking non-academic careers, the Career Center initiates programs to foster and maintain relationships with employers who value the skills that Washington University students offer.

Through individual advising, workshops, and events, the Career Center assists PhD students and postdoctoral appointees with career planning, decision making, and job seeking. Call (314) 935-5930 to schedule an individual meeting with a dedicated career advisor. Most students will meet with Michelle Repice, PhD, Assistant Director of Graduate and Postdoctoral Career Development, or  Arlene Taich, PhD, Assistant Director of Graduate and Postdoctoral Career Development. Students in the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design can also meet with Martin Padilla, Career Specialist for the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design.

You can also visit our Career Tools section to find information on how to write and revise your resume, search for a job, or prepare for an interview. Also, students in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences can sign up for Interfolio, a new letter of recommendation and dossier service now available.

Translate your passions into purpose.


  • The online dossier, credentials and letters of recommendation service provided to students in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.

Postdoctoral & PhD Career Events

  • Events are planned for both the Danforth Campus and Medical School. The new calendar is uploaded a week prior to each semester. Visit CAREERlink to view a full listing of events and to R.S.V.P.

Search for Opportunities

  • Through CAREERlink, our career management system, you can search and apply for jobs, internships, and co-ops, manage your applications, and RSVP for programs, workshops and services.

Career Development Skills

  • A wealth of resources to help you improve your job search skills, tips on resume writing and impressing potential employers, and get more information about Career Center advising and workshops.


  • Versatile PhD is the online professional development resource on non-academic careers for students in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.