The Graduate School offers student support and has a list of resources to assist students in finding help, becoming part of the community, experiencing Cornell, and fostering work-life balance while at Cornell.
See the Cornell Library Career Research Guide, jam-packed with useful tips to search for and connect with career and professional development skill building knowledge about a particular career path such as industry, non-profits, consulting, entrepreneurship, and more.
Visit the Graduate School Career and Professional Development landing page to access the suite of academic, career, professional, and personal development programs for all phases of your journey from learning how to navigate graduate school to identifying and applying for jobs. The Pathways to Success framework can help graduate and professional students and postdoctoral scholars be successful at Cornell and in their future careers by focusing on academic, career, personal, and professional development in four primary categories: navigate academia, build your skills, create your plan, and prepare for your career.
To help doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars in their career and professional development, the Graduate School’s Careers Beyond Academia staff collaborate with the Graduate School offices of: Postdoctoral Studies, Academic and Student Affairs, Graduate Student Life, and Inclusion and Student Engagement, as well as many other units across campus. We encourage participants to visit these units and view their programs and other offerings. For example:
- Career Services is ready to review your resume and cover letters, conduct a mock interview, help conduct self-assessments, and link you via Handshake to employer job postings. Their Canvas Career Development Toolkit Modules can be completed at your own pace via the link above. Schedule a 20 min. appointment with a career services advisor, 8am-4:30pm.
- Entrepreneurship@Cornell Internship Program will match you with small entrepreneurial companies where you will get a broad array of experiences over a summer. See the eShip ecosystem map that indicates all entrepreneurial resources in one place.
- English Language Support Office supports all multilingual and international students’ specific needs for writing, presentations, and applications.
- Society for Humanities is a hub for connecting everyone in the humanities.
Interested in Teaching or Faculty Careers?
- Future Faculty and Academic Careers offers academic job search preparation and many workshops and webinars as part of the North American Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) network for developing research and mentorship skills
- Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) leads the GET SET workshops, Teaching Fellows program, and much more