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 3 at 12:30 p.m.

Writing a Strong Resume

Just because your CV is four pages long doesn’t mean that your resume should be that long too! In this workshop, we will discuss how to write a professional and focused resume.

Upcoming Webinar: Thursday, October 5 at 12:00 p.m.

Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile

Now that you understand the basics of navigating the LinkedIn platform, you want to make sure your profile is in optimal shape in order to effectively highlight your strengths, experience, and personal brand and thereby attract the attention of employers, hiring managers, and others. Join this webinar as we review 13 steps you can take to create a standout profile.
  • Featured Project: Next Generation Humanities PhD

    Next Gen PhD is a program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities aimed at broadening career preparation for doctoral students beyond the academy.
  • 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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