Welcome to the website for the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.

The Office of Career Planning and Professional Development supports the Graduate Center’s students in reaching their career goals. In partnership with other GC offices and programs, we help students develop a multidisciplinary skill set, provide opportunities for training in current research tools, and encourage students in their pursuit of outside funding opportunities.

What You’ll Find Here

Our website features career resources for all members of the GC community, as well as for future employers seeking to hire current students or alumni for jobs and internships. Most of these resources can be accessed using the sidebar on the right.

Additionally, our office sponsors a wide range of career services, including:

  • Career advisers, who meet one-on-one to answer questions, discuss self-assessment and career planning, review application materials, assist with interview preparation, and more;
  • Writing services, including graduate student consultants who provide one-on-one peer feedback for writing questions and documents;
  • Events and workshops, where you can hear from and network with professionals and alumni across a multitude of fields and get hands-on tips and feedback regarding your career materials and questions; and
  • Digital resources, including past webinarsinformative blog posts and articlesalumni interview podcasts, and more.

To learn more about the many services we provide, please visit our Services page.

Featured Resources:

  • Imagine PhD

    ImaginePhD is a free online career exploration and planning tool designed by the Graduate Career Consortium for PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Alumni Aloud Podcast

    Alumni Aloud is a podcast by Graduate Center students for Graduate Center students. Each episode features GC alums sharing their professional journeys and tips for navigating career planning.
  • Career Planning Guide

    Our Career Planning Guide is a helpful starting point for thinking about career options and job search steps. Contents cover a variety of topics from self-assessment and networking to job interviews.
  • Versatile PhD

    Versatile PhD is an online community aimed at helping graduate students envision, prepare for, and excel in non-academic careers. Their website includes discussion forums and job listings.
  • Vault

    Vault.com features a wide range of career planning tools and resources, including a career advice blog; internship and job-search databases; and in-depth, industry-specific Career Guides.
  • Interfolio

    Interfolio is an online service that stores and delivers electronic documents (e.g., letters of recommendation, CVs, writing samples, and evaluations) to a grad program or academic search committee.
  • Professional Development Webinars

    Register for our office’s upcoming live webinars or access past ones. Recent topics include: Preparing for the Academic Job Market, Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile, and Mastering the Job Interview.

The Office of Career Planning and Professional Development
365 Fifth Avenue | New York, NY 10016 | Room 3300.08 | 212-817-7425
@careerplangc | careerplan@gc.cuny.edu | cuny.is/careerplan

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