Pathways to Success

About Pathways to Success

Pathways to Success is designed to help graduate and professional students and postdoctoral scholars be successful throughout their time at Cornell and into their future careers. Programming is organized into the following thematic focus areas: Navigate AcademiaBuild Your SkillsCreate Your PlanPrepare for Your Career.

Programming sponsored by Offices of Graduate Student Life, Academic and Student Affairs, Inclusion and Student Engagement, and Postdoctoral Studies), CU-CIRTLCenter for Teaching InnovationCareer ServicesEnglish Language Support Office, and the Cornell BEST Program.

Navigate Academia

Get support for your academic writing, English language skills, fellowship and grant application writing, and responsible conduct of research. 

Build Your Skills

Build key skills for current and future success in communications, leadership and managment, ethics and integrity, balance and resilience, teaching and mentoring, and community building and networking. 

Create Your Plan

To stay on track in Graduate School, it's important to create a plan that is grounded in a thorough understanding of yourself, that identifies goals and timelines, and that includes a mechanism for periodically reflecting on your progress and reevaluating your goals. 

Prepare for Your Career

The Cornell Career Services Career Development model has three stages: understand yourself, explore options, and take action. It's important to begin this process soon after you arrive on campus.