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In addition to our workshops and activities, we offer a range of other resources that can enhance your professional development:

Web Links
The web offers many helpful resources that serve to enhance your professional development. Below are some of the best we've found for your review and application.

Versatile Ph.D. It's important to be aware of all of the professional opportunities a doctorate degree can offer. Versatile Ph.D. is a terrific online resource that can help you explore the possibilities of a non-academic career. And now, UTEP is a subscribing university, which means you get FREE access to Versatile Ph.D.'s Premium Content, including:

The skills you gain as a doctoral student are valuable across many kinds of interesting professions—visit Versatile Ph.D. to learn more!

For easier first time access, create your Versatile PhD account at UTEP (using a UTEP internet connection) following these steps:

  1. Click on the Versatile Phd button below. You will be redirected to Sharepoint.
  2. Log in using your UTEP username and password.
  3. Once logged in, find the Versatile PhD link. Click on it, you will be taken to the Versatile PhD website.
  4. Create a new account and Bookmark versatilephd.com.
  5. Check that you have access to premium content by going to the PhD Career Finder tab at the top. You should be able to choose between Humanities & Social Sciences and Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.

Once you create your account, you can access it directly from versatilephd.com for the next year. After that, you will have to access it once more from the button below to renew access to premium content for another year.

For assistance creating your account, or if creating your account from off-campus, please contact Laura Caballero at lecaballero2@utep.edu

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The Chronicle of Higher Education is arguably the leading source of news, information, and jobs for those in academe. Their site "features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; an archive of previously published content; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more." The Chronicle is an essential resource for graduate students.

The Chronicle of Higher Education Publications The Chronicle of Higher Education also offers some important and useful publications, including Careers in Academe (annual), Surviving Your Graduate School Advisor, and The Almanac of Higher Education. While these resources are not free, their cost is very reasonable, considering the wealth of information contained within them.

Inside Higher Ed is an online source for news, opinion and jobs in the field of higher education. Like The Chronicle, this is one of those resources that all graduate students should be regularly reading and reviewing for important information in the world of higher education. It offers "breaking news and feature stories, provocative daily commentary, areas for comment on every article, practical career columns, and a powerful suite of tools to help higher education professionals get jobs and colleges identify and hire employees."

Articles & Guides
Articles and guides written by Graduate School staff offer preparatory guidance across many professional development topics. From writing skills to presentation skills to job-seeking skills, read on to learn how to acquire, establish, or advance your professional competencies.