The Office of Career Planning and Professional Development supports the Graduate Center’s students in reaching their career goals. The office offers individual career counseling to students, including advice on CVs, resumes, and other job search materials; assistance with preparing for interviews; and discussions on career planning strategies.

In partnership with other Graduate Center offices and programs, we endeavor to help students develop a multidisciplinary skill set, to provide opportunities for training in current research tools, and to encourage students in their pursuit of outside funding opportunities.



  • Featured Resource: Versatile PhD

    The Graduate Center subscribes to the Versatile PhD, a terrific website for doctoral students considering careers outside of the traditional tenure-track path.
  • Featured Workshops: Preparing for the Academic Job Search

    It’s never too soon to start preparing for the academic job search. In these workshops, we will discuss what to expect and how to position yourself to be the strongest candidate.
  • Featured Resource: Professional Development Webinars

    Register for upcoming live webinars on our events page, or access past webinars (you can find them under the “services” link). Topics include: Preparing for the Academic Job Market; Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile; & Mastering the Job Interview.
  • Featured Resource: Vault's Career Insider Guides

    All GC students have access to the Vault’s Career Insider Guides. Fortune magazine called the site “the best place on the Web to prepare for a job search.”
  • Our office offers individual appointments, walk-in meetings, career assessments (including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the Strong Interest Inventory, and SkillScan), webinars, and more.

365 Fifth Avenue | New York, NY 10016 | Room 3300.30 | P: 212-817-7425 | careerplan@gc.cuny.edu | @careerplangc
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