Most students seek academic employment upon completion of the Ph.D., though some choose careers in government, private industry, or at foundations. The Department and the University offer a variety of support services to assist students in finding employment. At the student’s request, the Graduate Administrator will compile a placement folder, which normally will include a graduate transcript and letters of reference. It is the student’s responsibility to be sure that letters and other information are current. In addition, the Director of Graduate Studies will give students the opportunity to present practice job talks and provide them with other support, such as advice on cover letters and interviewing. For information on recent graduate placements, please click here.