Career Outcomes: Data and Stories
We routinely post tips from alumni, postdocs and current students to increase the transparency of the process of career navigation. We accomplish this through encouraging reflection, co-authoring interviews, and encouraging them to share their personal stories. We also help participants navigate the data and use their research skills to connect with employers and professionals in the sector of interest.
Leading the way in transparency of career outcomes
The Graduate School has led the way in data transparency of doctoral career outcomes in a public dashboard where you can click on your discipline or field of study to see the statistical breakdown of where Ph.D. graduates are employed. We encourage its use to identify names of employers in industry, government, and non-profits of interest. Cornell postdoctoral career outcomes are also tracked.
National repositories of career outcomes for doctoral degree holders
- The American Historical Association curates data on the career outcomes of history Ph.D.s.
- The Modern Language Association compiles data for career paths of modern language Ph.D.s.
- The American Mathematical Society has data on the profession.
- The NSF (National Science Foundation) surveys scientists and engineers and compiles annual NSF survey statistics and reports.
- See the Graduate Career Consortium collated Institutional Career Outcomes data of postdoctoral, graduate, masters, Coalition for Next Generation Life Science and others.
- See employment trends in the biomedical workforce.
- Council of Graduate Schools
- Links on rethinking humanities Ph.D. resources
- Professional Development: Shaping Effective Programs for STEM Graduate Students Council of Graduate Schools report
- Understanding Career Pathways (includes links to other resources on tracking career pathways of Ph.D.s)
- Promising Practices in Humanities Ph.D. professional development