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In addition to the information available on this website (which is enhanced and updated on a regular basis), we offer the following services:

Service Description
Individual, Confidential Counseling

Meet with a PhD counselor to discuss the expanding range of career options for graduate students, as well as, the academic job search. Appointments are currently conducted in-person, by phone and via Zoom.

Schedule an appointment online.

Workshops & Presentations


A broad array of virtual workshops and presentations expressly designed to assist all graduate students and postdocs interested in careers within and outside of academia. Grad students are also eligible to attend Berkeley Career Engagement events aimed at the undergraduate population.

To view complete details of upcoming workshops and presentations and reserve your slot, login to Handshake.

Career Fairs & Employer Info Sessions

Every year, hundreds of business, government, and nonprofit employers visit the Berkeley campus each year, and many are interested candidates with advanced degrees. Each October, we host the Master & PhD Career Fair for employers looking to recruit advanced degree holders (including postdocs) and a number of Info Sessions are aimed exclusively at graduate students & postdocs.

To find information about these events, login to Handshake.

Job listings for part-time, full-time jobs and graduate internships exclusively for Cal undergrads, grad students, and postdocs Login to Handshake.

Contact a PhD Counselor

If you have any questions about the academic job search process or are unsure about what other possibilities you’d like to explore, feel free to make an appointment with one of our PhD counselors:

  • Andrew Green is a Berkeley PhD (Political Science `93), and taught for six years at Connecticut College before joining the staff at Berkeley Career Engagement in 1998.
  • Debra Behrens (PhD Education, UC Santa Barbara) taught in the CSU system before joining Berkeley Career Engagement. She has close to 20 years of experience working with advanced degree holders on career-related issues.

You can schedule an appointment online.

All conversations are private and strictly confidential.