Non-Academic Job Search Series
Cornell Career Services and the Graduate School offer a range of events, which align with the three stages of our career development model, to support your search for careers beyond academia.
For a full listing of events, consult the Career Services Event Calendar, Handshake, and the Graduate School Programs, Events & Workshops Calendar.
Events offered either once or twice a year include:
- CV to Resume
This seminar provides an overview of how you can create a professional resume from your multi-page academic CV.
- Preparing for the Career Fair: Strategies for Graduate Students and Postdocs
This interactive presentation outlines the purpose of career fairs, strategies to make the most of your time at the fair, and resources to help you prepare for this event.
- Exploring Careers Outside of Academia
This seminar provides a comprehensive summary of resources available for the non-academic job search.
- Expanding Your Job-Search Skills
This full-day workshop, limited to PhD students and postdocs, addresses all of the steps you need to take for your non-academic job search: identifying your transferable skills, approaching your job search as a research project, developing your resume and cover letter, using Cornell tools and databases to find employers and jobs, and interviewing successfully.
Workshops that address the US job search for international students include:
- US Job-Search Tips and Work Authorization for International Students and Postdocs
Provides an overview work authorization needs as well as common challenges and potential solutions for international students and postdocs in their US job search.
- Interviewing Skills for International Students and Postdocs
In this seminar, you will learn about common interview approaches, questions, and techniques to be successful in your US job interview.