Graduate and Professional Students
Graduate and Professional Students: Executing the Job Search
College or Corporate: Considering Academic and Non-Academic Positions
Academic positions refer to positions in higher education, the sector that encompasses positions at colleges or universities. These positions include faculty, administration, research professional, and staff roles. Non-academic positions are industry positions, a broad category that encompasses positions from other sectors. These positions may be at corporations, non-profit organizations, federal government positions, and more. Many graduate and professional (e.g., J.D., PharmD) degrees will naturally lead to industry positions. However, many doctoral degree programs will prepare students to pursue academic positions. Pathways will differ slightly depending on the sector you pursue.