Networking Resources for Graduate Students

Take advantage of opportunities to meet professionals and alumni who work in your field of interest through academic professions. Join a professional organization; attend meetings and special events with the intention of introducing yourself to other members. Here are a few resources to review with great networking potential.

Alumni Career Network

Learn more about your field and gather advice of how to navigate the workforce by connecting with alumni through the Alumni Career Network. Fill out and submit the Alumni Career Network Request Form and include a resume by either fax or in person to the Career Center. If you are alumni who would like to volunteer for the Alumni Career Network please register through AlumNet.

Professional Organizations and Labs
Professional Organization Directory

Use the Professional Organization Directory to search for a professional organization by keyword.

Facts on File

Once you have accessed Facts on File, click on Industry Resources, then on your industry, then click on Professional Unions and Associations to access a list of organizations that might be a right fit for you!

National Postdoctoral Association

The national association for post doctoral candidates. Access the NPA for association events and a list of potential career paths for PhDs.

American Chemical Society Careers and Professional Development

American Chemical Society is a congressionally chartered independent membership organization which represents professionals at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry and sciences that involve chemistry.

Chemical and Engineering News

Chemical & Engineering News is a weekly magazine published by the American Chemical Society. C&EN editors and reporters based in Europe, the United States, and Asia cover science and technology, business and industry, government and policy, education, and employment aspects of the chemistry field.

Biotech and Pharmaceutical News and Jobs

BioSpace is the leading online community for industry news and careers for life science professionals.

United States Department of Energy

The Department of Energy lists laboratories and technology centers which house world-class facilities where cutting-edge research is performed.