The UConn Department of Psychological Sciences attracts excellent graduate students each year and provides them with top-quality education and mentorship. As a result, our alumni pursue an exciting array of careers in academia, industry, and beyond. Explore our alumni placements by field and find career development resources for graduate students below.
The Department surveys alumni of the Ph.D. in psychological sciences each year to collect information about initial and current job placements. We compile survey results in five-year increments to increase the sample size and significance of the findings.
More than 99% of survey respondents* report working at a position related to their degree. They also report currently holding positions in the following areas:
University or college faculty
Career Resources for Graduate Students
Center for Career Development
The Center for Career Development offers resources tailored especially for graduate students and postdocs. The Center also offers:
- Events for graduate students, such as seminars, careers fairs, networking opportunities, and alumni career panels.
- Career coaching for help with résumés and CV critiques, practice interviews, and job searches in and outside of the academy.
- Resources for Academic Job Searches.
- A career community for Doctoral Students.
The Department collects external job opportunities open to Ph.D. students and periodically posts them to the website.
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