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Liberal Arts Career Services provides career coaching to currently enrolled degree-seeking Liberal Arts graduate students. Liberal Arts Career Services specifically supports students pursuing employment opportunities outside of academia. It is important to note that you can simultaneously pursue faculty and non-faculty career paths. 

We encourage you to begin using our services and resources as soon as possible—ideally well before graduation so we can help you maximize your post-grad school employment options. 

Tatem Oldham

Tatem is a Graduate Career Coach and a licensed counselor with 15 years of experience in career counseling and hiring/recruiting. She specializes in helping humanities and social sciences graduate students transition into the world of work and effectively market themselves to potential employers. Tatem’s services include helping students convert their CVs to resumes, articulate their transferable skills to employers, and prepare for interviews. Tatem is most excited to help College of Liberal Arts students brainstorm potential career paths.

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  • Appointments

    Tatem has limited availability to meet with students and may not have available appointments in Handshake. Please email to schedule an appointment. In your email, include a few days and times that fit your schedule.

  • Resources

    ImaginePhD: A confidential and free career exploration and planning tool for humanities & social science PhDs

    VersatilePhD: An online platform with more than 30,000+ PhDs working in a range of careers outside of the academy, sample application documents, and PhD career pathfinder

    Resume and CV templates tailored for graduate students

    Big Interview provides on-demand, self- paced interview preparation videos, tips, and interview practice. This resource is free to all UT Austin students when you register with your UT EID

    Coursera Certificate Programs: Learn and hone career-ready skills by earning industry-leading certificates for high-demand career paths. Courses include industry specific programs, tech programs, and Grow with Google. 

    Texas Career Engagement supports graduate students and postdoctoral scholars across the university. They can assist with ANY career search, including an academic position. Learn more about their upcoming events, find graduate student resources and schedule an appointment with one of their graduate career coaches.

  • Events
    Spring 2024

    Converting Your CV to a Resume l January 24 | 4:00-5:00 p.m. | RLP 1.302E | RSVP

    Industry employers will typically spend about 15-30 seconds reviewing your resume before deciding if they want to interview you. Learn about the key differences between resumes and CVs and how to convey your fit clearly and quickly for each role.

    Identifying Your Transferable Skills l February 7 | 4:00-5:00 p.m. | RLP 1.302E | RSVP

    Articulate the marketable skills you've acquired while earning your graduate degree. Learn how to promote your research, teaching and critical thinking skills outside of academia.

    Getting Ready for the Job Search l March 6 | 4:00-5:00 p.m. | RLP 1.302E | RSVP

    Learn strategies and resources to help you successfully pursue non-profit, government or industry employment. Discover how a wider job search differs from the academic job search. 

    Preparing for Behavioral Interviews l April 17 | 4:00-5:00 p.m. | RLP 1.302E | RSVP   

    Get tips for answering the most common interview questions. Prepare responses for "Give me an example of a time you..." questions and practice your storytelling skills.

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