Example Opportunities

Exploring various pathways to help you make an informed decision

Career exploration is defined as activities designed to increase knowledge of self and external options to make informed decisions. By taking part in the various activities offered at Cornell you can make new discoveries about specific careers and opportunities. See the spotlight section of our website for examples of these opportunities in action.

You can take control of career exploration for your path. Previously, Ph.D. students and postdocs have explored different opportunities by:

  • Practicing team leadership by serving on the Careers Beyond Academia advisory board
  • Continuing their thesis research off-site at a startup company
  • Preparing for a career in regulatory science through the ORISE research program
  • Participating in an internship through the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Working on a documentary