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.


Upcoming Workshop: Tuesday, October 24 at 5:00 p.m.

Behind the Scenes with a Faculty Search Committee

Planning to go on the academic job market? Then don’t miss this panel. Faculty members from a range of fields will speak about their experiences as search committee members, both within the CUNY system and at other institutions. They’ll discuss how they read your application materials, what they look for in candidates, and what they expect from candidates in the interview process.

Upcoming Workshop: Thursday, October 26 at 1:00 p.m.

How to Launch a Startup

Ever had an idea that could make a splash? Ever wanted to start your own company? CUNY Startups helps CUNY students learn entrepreneurship skills by building their own business projects using design thinking, lean startup, and agile development methods. At this event, CUNY Startups Executive Director Olga Bartnicki introduces GC students to what it takes to create your own business.
  • Announcing the Launch of Alumni Aloud!

    Alumni Aloud is a podcast by Graduate Center students for Graduate Center students. Alumni share their professional journeys and tips for navigating career planning.
  • Career Planning and Professional Development Services

    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.
  • 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 Resource: Vault Career Guides

    All GC students have access to the Vault Career Insider Guides and Career Resources. Fortune magazine called the site “the best place on the Web to prepare for a job search.”
  • Featured Resource: Interfolio

    Interfolio is an excellent way to store and deliver materials—letters of recommendation, CV, writing samples, evaluations, and more—to a grad program or academic search committee.
  • Featured Resource: Professional Development Webinars

    Register for upcoming live webinars or access past webinars. Topics include: Preparing for the Academic Job Market, Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile, and Mastering the Job Interview.

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