Administrative Writing Resources


Identifying and Finding Career Paths

Versatile PhD is a useful resource available to you for free through the University. Go to, log in, and click on the Versatile PhD link in the right-hand column. You will find detailed accounts from others who completed an advanced graduate degree and found a job outside the tenure-track. The bios and hiring stories offer stratgies for researching, finding, and flourishing in jobs. The site also offers panel discussions of some types of jobs and networking opportunities. 

#Alt Academy is a MediaCommons project that collects essays that explore many aspects of alternative careers within the academy.

"Playing for Both Teams, Winning on One: Finding and Adjusting to an Alt-Ac Job and Getting over 'Failure'"

Representing Yourself

How to Craft an Elevator Pitch

From CV to Resume

Professional Writing 

The Grant Writing Short Course from the Foundation Center.

The Nonprofit Resource Center at Carnegie Library offers inexpensive workshops on grant writing and nonprofit administration. The Center also houses resources for identifying and contacting potential funders.

We recommend the Business Writer's Handbook for an overview of strategies and sample formats.