If you are a graduate in social sciences or humanities looking for a career outside academia, consult the following resources for a list of job websites, social network websites, articles of interest and other career resources.
Social Science Job Websites - Listings of job boards for social science graduates.
Please note that CaPS and McGill do not endorse any particular websites/services; the listing is for your information only.
Articles on on alternative career options for graduates in social sciences and humanities.
- Career alternatives for art historians (Charles M. Rosenberg)
- Transition Q & A...series (UA)
For more career information for social sciences or humanities, consult the following resources.
- A non-academic career? (American Philosophical Association)
A guide for philosophers seeking career paths beyond academia.
- Beyond Academe
Non-academic career options for graduates in history majors and related disciplines.
- Connected Academics
Resources to prepare doctoral students of Language and Literature for a variety of careers.
- Cheeky Scientist
Non-academic career training programs for PhDs.
- InterSECT Job Simulations
An online platform that allows PhD-level scientists and humanists to explore future career options.
- PhD in English? (Sellout Your Soul)
A little vulgar but still provides some good advice.
- Resources for an expansive job search: Humanities & social sciences (Whisnant Projects)
A compilation of resources for those who seek career paths beyond academia.
- TRaCE Narratives (TRaCE)
Interviews from PhDs across the country.
- The Humanities PhD Project
Career stories shared by humanities Ph.Ds
- Transition Tradition
Career profiles, articles and videos for researchers in Arts and Humanities.
- Social sciences & humanities alternatives books (Available in the McGill Library)
Join one or more groups to connect with alumni and professionals in your field to expand your network and find job opportunities.
A global network that connects McGill alumni.
A directory of graduates working outside academia.
A research network for social enterprise.
- Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Voice for researchers and students in humanities.
A platform for humanities, arts, science, and technology alliance and collaborators.
- IMAGE PhD
A career exploration and planning tool for the humanities and social sciences
- Social Science Space
A space to explore, share and shape the issues facing social scientists.
- Versatile PhD
A large online community for graduates interested in non-academic careers.
- LinkedIn - McGill University
Connect McGill alumni on LinkedIn to build your network.