Industry Research and Engineering

Many STEM PhDs choose to turn to private industry to continue their research, focusing on projects for financial and strategic business ends, rather than the pursuit of knowledge. This career offers options in more communication roles, such as marketing or project management, and more technical roles, such as engineer or scientist. With jobs opportunities at all levels in all sizes of business, some knowledge of how businesses work and the ability to lead is helpful. For more details on this career path, see NCA's general pages on Engineering, Manufacturing and Transportation, as well as Versatile PhD

Career Exploration
(Year 1-2)
Core Competency Development
(Year 2-4)
Job Search
(Year 5+)

Various Career Panels and Speakers through TGS

One-on-One Appointments through NCA

Conduct an Informational Interview

Attend NU Club Events

TGS Resources for New Students

NCA List of External Career Resources

NEXT Externship Program

Explore Versatile PhD


Explore The Farley Center's opportunities, including NU Summer Accelerator.

Fellowship in Leadership 

One-on-One Counseling and Consultation through Center of Leadership 

Management for Scientists and Engineers 

Speaking and Presenting

RSG Research Communication Program

CLIMB Communication Resources for Scientists

Advanced Professional and Presentation Skills for Graduate Students Seminar


CIERA's STEM Reach for the Stars GK-12 Program

New TA Conference 

New TA Conference Workshop Leader 

Writing and Research

Fellowship Proposal Writing Workshops and Consultations

Dissertation Bootcamp

Ongoing Writing Workshops

Graduate Writing One-on-One Consultations

NCA and TGS Workshops on Cover Letters, etc.

Prepare for Interviews with NCA

Create a CareerCat Profile

One-on-One Appointments through NCA