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Non-Academic Careers

Are you considering a career outside academia? Not sure if a academic career is suitable for you?  CaPS has compiled a list of job search websites, social network websites, articles of interest, books & DVDs for graduate students interested in non-academic careers.

Internship Providers

  • Mitacs - Research internship program
    Premium research program that graduate students and postdoctoral fellows can apply their specialized expertise to business-related research challenges.  Also, visit this site for more info: Mitacs internships
    Contact at McGill: Rebecca Reich |Tel: 514-449-1486 | E-mail: rreich [at] mitacs [dot] ca
  • Connect Canada
    A national internship program that links Canadian companies with graduate students and post-doctoral fellows for research placements.
  • DAAD - RISE Programs
    Research Internship in Science and Engineering Programs for graduate, PhD and undergraduaet students.
  • Graduates Programs (jobs.gc.ca)
    Post-Secondary Recruitment (PSR), Recruitment of Policy Leaders (RPL), and Specialized Recruitment Programs.
  • For more opportunities: Internships

Non-Academic Résumés and Cover Letters


Articles of Interest


Interviewing / Networking

Career Planning

Information, tips and advice for those who are interested in opportunities beyond academia.


Government/Public Service


Resources

Job Websites


Networking Groups

More Social Network Websites

Career Options


Articles of Interest


Recommended Books & DVDs

Job Websites


Networking Groups

More Social Network Websites:

Career Options


Articles of Interest


Recommended Books & DVDs

PhDs & Postdocs

Resources for postdocs and PhD students.

Job Websites


Think Tanks & Research Projects


Articles of Interest

Tips and advice on how career options, how to get most out of conferences, and more.

More Career Information:

Networking Groups