Career Resources

University Resources

Texas Career Engagement

Texas Career Engagement partners with departments across campus to support graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in their career and professional development.

Get HookedIn

Join the professional networking platform for UT Austin students and alumni.


HireUTexas powered by Handshake is the all-inclusive job board where UT Austin students and alumni can connect with local, national and global employers offering career-oriented opportunities and internships, as well as campus employment, work-study and part-time jobs. Soon, all work-study, campus employment and part-time jobs previously posted in Hire-A-Longhorn will be found in HireUTexas.

Career Advising for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars

Texas Career Engagement, the College of Natural Sciences, and the College of Liberal Arts offer individual career advising appointments for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars on a wide range of career-related topics, from self-assessment and decision-making to specific advice on resume, CV, and cover letter preparation for the job search.

Academic and Non-Academic Assistance

The Intellectual Entrepreneurship program, a cross-disciplinary consortium, offers tools and resources for job applicants.

Three Minute Thesis Competition

3MT is an academic competition that challenges master's and doctoral students to describe their research within three minutes to a general audience.

External Resources

Versatile Ph.D.

All UT Austin graduate students are eligible to use the resources of Versatile Ph.D., an online community for non-academic and non-faculty job seekers.

Career-Planning Tool for the Sciences

Learn how to leverage your expertise into a career through My IDP (Individual Development Plan).

Interstride for International Graduate Students

Interstride provides a one-stop shop for international students, including visa and immigration information; companies that sponsor employment visas; guidance on intercultural networking; job listings, real-time hiring trends, and employer information; and tailored assessment tools.

ETS Writing Mentor

The Writing Mentor application provides feedback about your writing to help you to make it convincing, well-developed, coherent, and well-edited!


A free, online career exploration and planning tool for Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences.

Intersect Job Simulations

InterSECT is an online platform that allows PhD-level scientists and humanists, regardless of professional stage, to explore future career options. The goal is to provide true-to-life job simulation exercises that help individuals explore their career options experientially, so they can better consider their professional interests and skills and how they translate into potential careers.

Big Interview - Virtual Mock Interviews

Big Interview provides step-by-step video lessons and interview practice tools to help you strengthen your interview skills, whether you’re interviewing for a job or internship. Practice virtual interviewing for opportunities in academia, consulting, nonprofit, engineering, finance and more.