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Graduate Students

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As a graduate student at UNH, you are embarking on the next part of your educational experience. The Career Development Center is here to help you prepare during your time in graduate school so when it is time to start applying for your dream job, you can present yourself as the best candidate.

We can assist you in assessing yourself, tidying up your resume and cover letters, preparing for interviews, networking, and more.

We also have specific workshops scheduled for graduate students to address the basics of resume and cover letter writing, networking and interviewing skills. Visit Charger Career Link to see our entire workshop schedule.


Hours, Contact, and Location
Summer Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Friday 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Phone: 203.479.4858

103 Bartels Student Activity Center | 300 Boston Post Road | West Haven, CT 06516

  1. Resumes|Cover Letters


    The goal of a resume is to get the interview. A resume does not get you the job! The resume is your first impression to a prospective employer, and therefore it needs to be well-written, factual, and relevant to the job in which you are applying. A resume is a marketing tool, designed to sell you to a prospective employer. A resume is not for your past; it is to market yourself for the next job.

    Cover Letters

    A cover letter is the companion document to the resume; it is an introductory letter that guides an employer through your resume. A well-written, well-set up cover letter will encourage an employer to read your resume the way you want it read. The letter will highlight your specific skills and traits for the job, point out your related experiences, and explain how you will perform on the job. Cover letters absolutely are necessary. You should begin to think of Resume and Cover Letter as one word: ResumeCoverLetter. When someone asks for your resume, you also provide the cover letter.

    Click here for more information on resumes and cover letters.

  2. Career Research

    Research and exploration are vital components to career development. Information is a job seekers best friend – the more you know about yourself, your options, employment industries, companies/organizations, salaries, etc the more likely you will make a smart, informed decision about your career.

    Click here for more information.

  3. Negotiating/Salary

    Negotiation and the acceptance or rejection of an offer is the final step in the job search process. According to negotiation experts Robin Pinkley and Gregory Northcraft, only about 25 percent of job applicants attempt to negotiate. Virtually all employers agree that it is appropriate to negotiate as long as it is done professionally, and all candidates should seriously consider negotiating.

    Click here for more information.

  4. University Services

    The University has numerous services available to graduate students here on campus:

    Click here for more information

  1. ChargerLink

    Connect via Charger Career Link!

    View jobs, internships, career events, and our employer database

    Have your resume reviewed by our staff

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