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.
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.