Pursuing Diverse Careers for Social and Population Scientists

Social and population science PhDs have a wide range of careers open to them. If you want to explore those options, you're in the right place! The Office of Career and Professional Development has programming and resources to support you in finding and then achieving your career goals.

Looking to launch yourself into a career beyond academia?

Look no further. Our office works with graduate students and postdocs every step of the way towards a career that's a good fit for them. We have programs, resources and services to help you assess yourself, explore career options, organize your job search, and develop the professional skills to succeed in your career.


  • Check out the Every Month Series, which explores a different non-academic career path each month. We invite both basic science and social science professionals to our panels.


  • Check out the sidebar for detailed information on every step of the process to landing a non-academic job.
  • Need information that we don't have? Learn how to do an informational interview with someone in a position you are trying to get.


Upcoming Events


Virtual PAC-UP: Applying for Faculty Positions - Step 5

Date: September 22, 2020
Time: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Every Month Series: Nonprofits Job Simulation

Date: September 25, 2020
Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Virtual PAC-UP: Interviewing for Faculty Positions - Mock interviews

Date: October 8, 2020
Time: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Manage Up: Using the Interview to Avoid a Bad Fit

Date: November 18, 2020
Time: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.