• Graduate Students

Graduate Students

The Career Center is committed to providing quality career services and resources to support Florida State University graduate students. Graduate students may have unique needs related to career planning while in graduate school, as well as questions about how to achieve post-graduate career goals both inside and outside the academy. Career Center staff are prepared to provide career guidance and support to graduate students as they pursue their career goals.

Career Center Services for Graduate Students

Graduate Student Workshops

Spring 2019 - For more information visit here.  

Professional Development Series 

Negotiating Job Offers | Wednesday February 20 | 4 - 5 p.m. |  HSF 4th Floor, Great Hall

Learn about job evaluation and salary negotiation skills, including ethical considerations and dealing with multiple job offers!

Improving your PowerPoint Presentations | Friday March 29 | 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. |  HSF 3009

Join us in a discussion about creating effective PowerPoint presentations and engaging talks.

Office of Graduate Fellowships & Awards Workshops: 

CV vs Resume | Wednesday February 13 | 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. | HSF 3009

In this workshop students gain critical insight on what and what not to include on the CV or Resume in a fellowship application, and which is most appropriate in a given situation. We will lend perspective on considering the mission of sponsoring agencies when structuring and formatting the CV or Resume.

Networking and Business Etiquette | Wednesday March 6 | 11:00 - 12:00 p.m. | HSF 3009 

This workshop will cover the basics of business etiquette and the importance of proper etiquette as it relates to interviewing and business situations, with a focus on how to utilize these skills while networking at conferences and discipline specific meetings.

CV & Resume Critiquing Lab | Wednesday February 27 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. | HSF 3009

Bring a draft of your CV or resume. OGFA staff and Career Center liaisons that support designated academic units will be on hand to provide individual feedback.

Explore Post-Graduate Career Options

Consider Academic and Non-Academic Career Paths

FSU graduate students often consider a wide range of employment options both inside and out of the academy. The resources below provide some tips and strategies to help students think about their post-graduate options. The Career Center encourages students to also reach out to faculty and professionals in their desired fields for additional specialized information related to their disciplines. 

Select Related Career Center Guides

       Click here to see the full list of Career Center Guides

Get Occupational Information Online 

Versatile Ph.D.

Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) and Preparing Future Professionals (PFP) Programs

Match Major Sheets

Career Decision-Making Information


Tools for Effective Career Planning

Employment Application and Opportunity Resources

Application Materials Resources

General Job Search Resources

Post-Doctoral Opportunities/Resources

International Job Boards

Think Tanks

Select Job Search Resources by Interest Area

The FSU Career Center Library created this list of links to help you quickly locate websites dedicated to career issues. The list is not intended to be exhaustive, and inclusion of these links should not be interpreted as an endorsement by the FSU Career Center.


** Password-Protected Sites: FSU students, staff, and alumni may contact a Career Center staff member at 850-644-6431 for guidelines on obtaining access.


Computer and Information Science

Criminology/Criminal Justice/Law





Health/Human Sciences

Higher Education


K-12 Education


Social Sciences/Psychology

Important FSU Resources and Services for Graduate Students

How do I Sign-up for a Graduate Career Advising Appointment?

  1. Log into your Handshake account at career.fsu.edu/handshake.
  2. Select Appointments ⇒ Schedule a New Appointment ⇒ Grad Advising Appointments to view the locations of advising appointments. Choose a location and then view the dates and times available. If these dates and times do not work, try selecting a new location. Complete the Appointment Request form to submit your request. 
  1. After the appointment request is submitted, an appointment confirmation will be emailed with additional details for attending your career advising appointment.

How Do I Make Changes to My Appointment?

  1. Log into your Handshake account at career.fsu.edu/handshake.
  2. Select Appointments to view your Upcoming Appointments
  3. Click on the upcoming appointment that you would like to change and select cancel appointment (must be changed within 48 business hours of the scheduled appointment).  Contact lsibbitt@fsu.edu if you have a question about cancelling or rescheduling your appointment. 
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