Career preparation both in and beyond academia:
- Cornell Doctoral Alumni Career Outcomes – an interactive report on the employment status and career-related perceptions of Cornell’s doctoral alumni.
- Do You Need a Postdoc Position?
- ImaginePh.D. – A free, online career exploration and planning tool for Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars in the disciplines of humanities and social sciences.
- Careers Beyond Academia – Careers Beyond Academia gives Ph.D. students and postdocs the chance to test-drive specific aspects of various careers through flexible, experiential, empowering opportunities.
Careers in academia:
- Academic Job Search Series – Are you interested in pursuing your career in academia? Several Graduate School offices collaboratively offer workshops and events to learn about the academic job search process.
- Future Faculty and Academic Careers – Explore professional development opportunities on important topics in teaching, mentoring, and academic career preparation.
- Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) – CTI offers a range of programs and services to support effective teaching and learning practices at Cornell.
Pursuing a postdoctoral position:
- Office of Postdoctoral Studies – If you are interested in pursuing postdoctoral studies, contact Christine Holmes, the director of the Office of Postdoctoral Studies.
- National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) – The NPA is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of postdoctoral experience. You can find postdoctoral opportunities here.
Careers beyond academia:
- Ph.D. Friendly Employers (Excel) – Check out the list of employers in and outside the U.S. that have hired Cornell Ph.D. alumni (the source of the data: Ph.D. Alumni Career Outcomes Survey).
- Professional Associations – Find the professional associations that are relevant to your field or career interest.
- Ph.D. at Work – Connect with Ph.D.s working across industries through their career stories.
- CCS Alumni Connections Program (ACP) – ACP helps you take advantage of our vast alumni network to learn about their career paths.
- CUeLINKS – A university-wide platform promoting connections between students and alumni or friends of Cornell who are eager to share their knowledge and experiences beyond academia.
- CCS Exploring Options Links
- CCS Monthly e-Newsletter, CU Grad Students Career Resources – Subscribe to this newsletter for career information and job opportunities for graduate students pursuing careers beyond academia.
- Contact Cornell Career Services (CCS) at 607-255-5296 to meet the graduate and international career advisor.
- Careers Beyond Academia Research Guide – Use this LibGuide to delve efficiently into various employment sectors and connect with potential mentors.
Explore job opportunities:
Prior to taking action, explore what types of career opportunities are available to you based on your interest and skills by visiting any of the following job search engine sites:
- Cornell Handshake – A great tool for exploring job/internship opportunities. You can also find upcoming career events inside and outside Cornell.
- USAJobs and Careers in Government – Explore federal employment opportunities across the United States and around the world.
- HigherEdJobs – Explore various administrative career opportunities in higher education.
- Idealist – Explore career opportunities in nonprofit organizations.
Expand your professional network:
- Networking Skills and Building a Network – Learn why networking is important and how to build it to develop and prepare for your career goals.
- Informational Interviews – A specific networking tool for learning firsthand about a career path, employer, industry, or other career information.
- LinkedIn – Create a profile to manage your professional brand and join LinkedIn groups to build your professional network.
- CUeLINKS– A university-wide platform promoting connections between students and alumni or friends of Cornell who are eager to share their knowledge and experiences beyond academia.
The following links provide career and professional development advice to graduate students and postdocs.