Career and Professional Development

The Graduate School offers a suite of academic, career, professional, and personal development programs for all phases of the student journey, from learning how to navigate graduate school to identifying your next steps. We encourage you to explore the programs of our Office of Career and Professional Development, attend the Pathways to Success Symposium and browse the Doctoral Career Outcomes dashboard.

Career Development

Lauren Genova participates in a discussion on assessing student learning

Future Faculty and Academic Careers

  • Academic job search preparation
  • Local and remote workshops
  • Research mentorship skills
Careers Beyond Academia/BEST participants practice being interviewed about their research in a communication workshop.

Careers Beyond Academia

  • Frame yourself for your career
  • Broaden your network for job advice
  • Experiential skill-building opportunities
Room filled with students attending the June 2018 Pathways to Success Symposium

Cornell Career Services

  • Career exploration 
  • Job search strategy; find internships
  • Prepare job applications; negotiate offers

Professional Development

Students at a Pathways to Success Symposium

Pathways to Success

  • Navigate academia; develop a plan
  • Build skills; prepare for your career
  • Develop balance and resilience
Students enjoy Tell Grads It's Friday (TGIF) at the Big Red Barn

All Events & Workshops

  • Academic progress; writing workshops
  • Career preparation; future faculty
  • Leadership, community engagement
3MT 2019 winners: Pamela Meyerhofer (People’s Choice), Teddy Yesudasan (1st place), and Shao-Pei Chou (2nd place).

Academic Success

  • Academic policy and programs
  • Fellowship application writing
  • Research integrity and ethics training


Continuing Dean's Scholar pinning new Dean's Scholar

Inclusion & Student Engagement

  • Dean’s Scholars; Bouchet Honor Society
  • Graduate School Ambassadors
  • NextGen Professors; Colman Leadership 
Students participating in Gratitude at TGIF

Personal Development

  • Graduate School Primer Workshops
  • Perspectives: Health and Wellness
  • Weekly Walks & Gratitude Project
Big Red Barn in spring

Big Red Barn

  • TGIF happy hour, trivia night, and more
  • Dining
  • Special events reservations
Graduate and postdoctoral participants in the Inclusive Teaching Institute 2018 practice intergroup dialogue skills

Postdoctoral Studies

  • Academic job search exploration, including postdoc positions
  • Academic job search workshops series
  • Review applications package, practice interviewing, negotiate offer

Professional Development Offerings Across Campus


English Language Support Office (ELSO)

  • Courses and workshops
  • Tutoring on writing and presentations
  • Speaking and writing programs

Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines

  • Writing courses for graduate students
  • Graduate writing consultants

Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI)

  • GET SET Workshops
  • Teaching Fellows program
  • Teaching assistant award

Cornell Libraries

  • Workshops on library research, information management, and computer applications
  • Chats in the Stacks
  • Librarians available for class instruction



Funding and Personal Finance

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

  • International Research Travel Grants
  • Fellowship application information sessions

Community-Engaged Student Travel Grants

  • Supports winter, spring, or summer break travel to engage with domestic or international communities

Student Loan Office

  • Federal and university loans
  • Alternative loans and financing
  • Promissory note and entrance counseling

Research Tools and Technology at Cornell

Office of Research Integrity and Assurance (ORIA)

  • Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training
  • Seminars and symposia

Research Data Management Service Group (RDMSG)

  • Data Management Plan Tool account
  • Free consultations


  • Free Office 365 bundle and other software
  • Free Zoom account
  • Free Qualtrics survey tool for research

Center for Technology Licensing (CTL)

  • CTL Practicum
  • Commercializing Cornell inventions

Cornell Institute of Biotechnology

  • Technical workshops
  • Project design & data analysis
  • Seed research grants

Institute for Social and Economic Research (CISER)

  • Computing and data workshops
  • Software training
  • Computing, software, and data help desk support

Cornell University Statistical Consulting Unit (CSCU)

  • Consulting services
  • Workshops on data and statistical analysis
  • StatNews newsletter

Survey Research Institute

  • Plan projects, analyze data
  • Web, telephone, mail surveys
  • Transcription services


Other Opportunities

David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement

  • School Outreach programs
  • Leadership programs
  • Language and interpreter programs

Global Cornell

  • Travel registry
  • International Travel Research Internship Program

Entrepreneurship@ Cornell

  • Internships
  • Symposia
  • Newsletter

Global Learning: International Services

  • Support of international students
  • Walk-in advising hours
  • Student resources
  • Travel information