New "Career Forward Sprint" program to help students learn about and prepare for careers beyond academia

Submitted on February 12, 2020

Interested in careers outside of academia? This program is for you. Led by the Graduate College's PhD Career Counselor, Joel Muraco, the Career Forwrad Sprint program will help students learn about and prepare for positions outside of the academy. Read on for full description.

Career Forward Sprint: Beyond the Academy

For graduate students and postdoctoral scholars currently in or about to enter an internship or job search, this fully online (D2L) program teaches strategies to help you successfully navigate your career beyond the academy, while presenting your most professional self. The 1-month cohort experience covers: 1) career research and discovery, 2) building your network and your professional self, 3) developing your application materials, and 4) preparing for and practicing interviews. In typical sprint fashion, recommended daily tasks help ensure you keep moving forward! The inaugural cohort begins Monday, March 2, 2020, and ends March 27, 2020 (another cohort will begin Monday, April 6, 2020). The program is free, and space is limited. If you have questions or want to reserve your spot, please email Dr. Joel Muraco (