Graduate Student Career Coaching

Graduate Student Career Coaching

Whether you’re a first-year graduate student or a sixth-year doctoral student, the Walter Center is here to help you navigate through choosing a career in industry or academia, marketing yourself to employers, translating your academic skills to industry and much more.

It can be challenging to begin exploring careers if you’re unsure of where to start, but don’t worry — we’ll guide the way.

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Individual Career Coaching by Appointment

Discuss your opportunities (or discover what they are!) and talk about how to go about making career decisions. Although Career Coach Trevor Verrot is a specialist in serving graduate students, you’re welcome to meet with any of our 10+ coaches.

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Resources for Graduate Students

In addition to one-on-one career coaching, these resources will aid you in your career development.

Events + Program

    Graduate students are welcome and encouraged to attend any of our events and programs.

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Imagine PhDs

    Imagine PhD is free online career exploration and planning tool for Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences.

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Jobs on Toast

    This blog and collection of resources is for current graduate students, researchers, and academics who are interested in pursuing careers outside of academia.

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Versatile PhD

    This is the oldest, largest community dedicated to non-academic and non-faculty careers for PhDs in the humanities, social sciences, and STEM disciplines.

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Meet Your Career Coach

Trevor Verrot
Trevor specializes in serving graduate and post-doctoral students. He was born and raised in southeast Michigan, where he also attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Upon graduating with concentrations in Art History and German, he continued onto graduate school at Yale University, where he studied Medieval Art and Architecture.

Prior to joining the Walter Center in the fall of 2018, Trevor worked as an instructor at several institutions where he enjoyed connecting students with courses, study abroad programs, scholarships, and internship opportunities. He had the pleasure of meeting students from varied backgrounds and enjoyed helping them discern their goals and interests. As a Career Coach, Trevor draws on these experiences to unite students with the phenomenal resources at the Walter Center and to enthusiastically champion the extraordinary career possibilities in the liberal arts at IU.

An avid home cook, Trevor enjoys making all varieties of cuisine (though French is a favorite). He is also a running enthusiast and connoisseur of vintage computers and video games.

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