Online Resources


As a student in the Laney Graduate School, you have access to many subscription-based online resources for building skills and exploring careers. The list below can get you started.

If you have any trouble accessing these resources, contact lgs.profdev@emory.edu.

How to Access: Visit the CIRTL Network Commons and sign up with your Emory email address. You may also visit Emory’s CIRTL page for more information.

What you will find: The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) is a network of institutions that promotes evidence-based STEM education in higher learning. CIRTL offers online courses, workshops and discussion boards that leverage expertise from various institutions. Many events are recorded and archived so they can be accessed later.

How to Access

Visit https://connects.emory.edu/ and create a profile using your Emory email address. You may also log-in using your personal LinkedIn profile.

What you will find

EmoryConnects is a professional networking platform like LinkedIn created specifically for the Emory community. This tool is a great way to start building a professional network. EmoryConnects users can connect with Emory alumni by searching degree, location, industry, company, and availability. Users can offer and receive career guidance, find nearby professionals in fields of interest, and join exclusive industry-based networking groups.

How to Access

Visit Grant Forward’s homepage and log in using your Emory SSO. You may only access Grant Forward from on-campus or via a VPN connection.

What you will find

Grant Forward is an extensive database for identifying funding opportunities. It contains opportunities from over 9,000 sponsors and is constantly updated with new funders and new opportunities. Grant Forward’s team of specialists verifies every opportunity to ensure the database’s timeliness and accuracy.

How to Access

Visit https://emory.joinhandshake.com and click on the blue box labeled ‘Emory Students.’ Log in using your Emory SSO. If you are still unable to login, do not create a new account—email your name and student ID number to recruiting@emory.edu.

 What you will find

Handshake is Emory’s system to search for jobs, apply to job and internship listings, and RSVP and attend the Career Center’s events and workshops, career fairs, the on-campus recruiting program, and more. Over 40% of Handshake’s job listings are for graduate students.

How to Access

Visit https://www.linkedin.com/learning and log in using your Emory University email address using a desktop device.

What you will find:

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) is an online training library with thousands of videos on professional development topics such as data, technology, leadership, design, and communication. LinkedIn Learning is available to current Emory University students, faculty, and staff, and can be used on- or off-campus and on mobile devices via the LinkedIn Learning app.

How to Access: 

LinkedIn: The Missing Manual is a free course for Emory affiliates. To access the course, simply go to the course website, click the Enroll button, and create an account using your Emory email address.

What you will find:

LinkedIn: The Missing Manual is a complete, step-by-step online course to mastering LinkedIn. This is the only guide to LinkedIn created by former LinkedIn employees. In this course, you will learn how effective networking using LinkedIn can help you land a great job, including skills such as researching opportunities, communicating with employers, and building connections.

This tool is sponsored by the LGS Office of Professional Development and Career Planning and the Office of Postdoctoral Education.

How to Access: Visit the NCFDD homepage and sign up using your Emory email address.

What you will find: The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) provides recorded webinars, articles, and discussion boards on topics like professional and career development for faculty, postdocs, and graduate students. Highlights include a 12-week program for finishing dissertators and a 3-part webinar series about navigating the academic job market.

How to Access

Visit https://masterclasses.nature.com/login, click ‘Login with your institutional credentials,’ and select Emory University. Log in using your Emory SSO and you’ll be redirected back to Nature Masterclasses with access to Writing and Publishing online course.

What you will find:

The Nature Masterclass Scientific Writing and Publishing online course consists of 11 hours of learning with 10-minute lessons. You will find trainings on developing writing skills, preparing manuscripts for academic journals, understanding the editorial process (including what editors look for), and submitting and revising manuscripts for publication.

How to Access

Visit: https://www.gs.emory.edu/professional-development/career-exploration/vphd.html and click “Sign Up at Versatile PhD,” sign in with your Emory SSO and create an account with Versatile PhD.

What you will find

Versatile PhD helps graduate students, ABDs, and PhDs identify, prepare for, and excel in professional careers. Available resources include an online career exploration course, Options 4 Careers targeted to PhDs, a curated job board, a career and professional development planning tool, and an archive of online discussions with PhDs working in diverse career paths. Versatile PhD also sponsors online and in-person networking events for PhDs.

How to Access:

ImaginePhD is a free resource. To access the tool, visit https://www.imaginephd.com, and create an account.

What you will find:

ImaginePhD is a career exploration and planning tool for humanists and social scientists. You will find assessments to help you think critically about your interests, skills, and values, resources to explore diverse career paths, and a planning tool to help you set and stick to professional development goals

How to Access:

MyIDP is a free resource that is accessible through ScienceCareers. To access the tool, visit https://myidp.sciencecareers.org and create an account.

What you will find:

MyIDP is a career exploration and planning tool for scientists. The tool features self-assessments of your interests, skills, and values, career exploration resources to help you think about the diverse careers available to individuals with advanced degrees in the STEM fields, and a career planning tool.