Career Services at Tulane

OGPS offers a series of presentations and workshops on careers, both in and beyond academe, throughout the academic year in conjunction with the Tulane Career Center. 

Briana Mohan, Senior Academic and Career Advisor for the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, is available to meet with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the Career Center.  The Career Center is located in the Diboll Complex across from Reily Center.  Briana is available to meet with students and fellows about career planning and job documents.  Schedule an appointment by calling (504) 865-5107 or online at

Certain schools have career offices for their professional students, including Public Health, Business, Law, and Architecture.

Career Bibliography

The books are recommended reading, to help guide you through your career search.

The Academic Job Search Handbook (2008) by Julie Miller Vick and Jennifer S. Furlong

Guide to Nontraditional Careers in Science: A Resource Guide to Pursuing Non-Traditional Careers in Science (1998) by Karen Young Kreeger

Put Your Science to Work: The Take-Charge Career Guide for Scientists (2000) by Peter S. Fiske and Aaron Louie

"So What Are You Going to Do With That?": Finding Careers Outside Academia (2007) by Susan Basalla and Maggie Debelius

Surviving Your Academic Job Hunt: Advice for Humanities PhDs (2010) by Kathryn Hume

What Color is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers (2013) by Richard N. Bolles

Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career (2004) by Herminia Ibarra


Web Resources

Versatile Phd

Versatile PhD is a web-based resource that you can use anytime, from any computer, confidentially. There you will find:

  • A thriving, supportive web-based community where you can participate in discussions, network with PhDs and ABDs outside the academy, or just listen and learn
  • Examples of successful resumes and cover letters that resulted in STEM, humanities, and social science PhDs and ABDs getting their first post-academic positions
  • Compelling first-person narratives written by successful STEM, humanities, and social science PhDs and ABDs who have gone on to non-academic careers, describing how their careers have developed after grad school and where they are today
  • Detail-rich Panel Discussions in which Versatile PhDs working in a given non-academic field describe their jobs and answer questions from grad students like you. Past topics include Freelance Writing and Editing, Higher Education Consulting, Management Consulting, Federal Government and University Administration.

The Versatile PhD can be accessed from any computer and is confidential. None of your academic colleagues will know you are using the site.

Because you are a student or fellow at Tulane, you get access to the PhD Career Finder where those high-quality written materials are stored. Navigate to Tulane Career Services; under Premium Services, click on the Versatile PhD link, then enter your Tulane username and password before creating an account on the Versatile PhD website. 

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