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Career Guide

Pursuing a Faculty Position

Contact your special committee members and director of graduate studies for the guidance most relevant to your field. 

Offices that Offer Future Faculty Programming

 

Search the future faculty events these offices support here.

Pursuing a Non-Academic Position

  • Cornell Career Services, located in Barnes Hall, serves students from across the university.
  • Get information via the BEST Program, Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training.

 

Pursuing a Postdoctoral Position

Contact Christine Holmes, the Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Studies, in 392 Caldwell Hall.

Documents for the Job Search

Depending on the type of job, you will need to create a Curriculum Vitae (CV) or a resume. Both documents put your qualification in writing, but they are used for different audiences and use a different format. Explore these resources for guidance how approach the preparation of the various documents you might need for your job search.

Find Your Career Services Office

Career services for graduate and professional students are provided by a network of offices and resources across campus and online. Please consult the chart below to determine where you can go for assistance with your career. For additional career assistance, students may make an appointment with Cornell Career Services by stopping by 103 Barnes Hall or calling 607-255-5296.

Career Offices by Degree

Graduate School Degree Field of Study Career Office

All research degrees: 

MA, MS and PhD

Visit the career office in the college or school most closely aligned with your field.

Exception:  If your field is most closely aligned with the College of Arts and Sciences, Architecture, Art & Planning, Human Ecology, or Veterinary Medicine, visit Anne Poduska in Cornell Career Services (210 Barnes Hall).

Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Development
140 Roberts Hall (607) 255-2257

Cornell Career Services
210 Barnes Hall (607) 255-5296

Engineering Cooperative Education and Career Services
201 Carpenter Hall (607) 255-5006

Hotel Administration Career Management
180 Statler Hall (607) 255-6376

DMA Music Cornell Career Services
210 Barnes Hall (607) 255-5296
JSD Law Law School Graduate Legal Studies Program
105 Myron Taylor, (607) 255-2362
MArch Architecture Cornell Career Services
210 Barnes Hall (607) 255-5296
MEng All engineering fields Engineering Cooperative Education and Career Services
201 Carpenter Hall (607) 255-5006
MFA Art Cornell Career Services
210 Barnes Hall (607) 255-5296
  English language and literature Cornell Career Services
210 Barnes Hall (607) 255-5296
MFS Food science and technology Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Development
140 Roberts Hall (607) 255-2257
MHA Policy analysis and management

Julie Carmault, Assoc. Director, Sloan Program in Health Administration
3M09, MVR Hall (607) 255-2502

MILR Industrial and labor relations

Industrial and Labor Relations Career Services
201 Ives Hall (607) 255-7816

MLA Landscape architecture Cornell Career Services
210 Barnes Hall (607) 255-5296
MMH Hotel administration

SHA Office of Student Services, Career Management Team
180 Statler Hall (607) 255-6376

MPA Public affairs

Millie Reed, Assistant Director, Office of Career Management; Cornell Institute for Public Affairs
190 Caldwell Hall (607) 255-5587

MPS M.P.S. students in fields not listed below should go the career office most closely alligned with their fields.

Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Development
140 Roberts Hall (607) 255-2257

Engineering Cooperative Education and Career Services
201 Carpenter Hall (607) 255-5006

Industrial and Labor Relations Career Services
201 Ives Hal (l607) 255-7816

  Statistics

Cynthia Todd, Career Services Program Manager
301L Malott Hall (607) 255-2326

  Fiber science and apparel design Cornell Career Services
210 Barnes Hall (607) 255-5296
  Information science

Cynthia Todd, Career Services Program Manager
301L Malott Hall (607) 255-2326

  Nutrition Cornell Career Services
210 Barnes Hall (607) 255-5296
  Real estate

SHA Office of Student Services, Career Management Team
180 Statler Hall (607) 255-6376

MRP City and regional planning Cornell Career Services
210 Barnes Hall (607) 255-5296
Other Cornell Advanced Degrees Field of Study Career Office
DVM Veterinary medicine

Jai Sweet, Director, Student Services and Multicultural Affairs
S2 009 Schurman Hall (607) 253-3700

JD Law

Cornell Law School Career Services Office (private firms and in-house counsel)
144 Myron Taylor (607) 255-5873

Cornell Law School Office of Public Service (government, non-profit)
127 Myron Taylor Hall (607) 255-1458

Cornell Law School Clerkship Office (judicial clerkships)
107 Myron Taylor Hall (607) 254-6769

LLM   Law School Graduate Legal Studies Program
105 Myron Taylor, (607) 255-2362
MBA Business

Johnson Career Management Center
202 Sage Hall (607) 255-4888

MD Medicine Please contact your local Weill Cornell Graduate School staff.