Handshake is our career services management system. Students can use Handshake to schedule appointments, apply to job postings, discover fellowship and post-doc positions, connect with employers, colleagues, and… Read the rest
Many events listed on Handshake are not organized by the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development. These events are coordinated by Handshake and employers. While these events are not specifically designed for students and alumni of the CUNY Graduate Center, you can still learn a lot by attending them.
Welcome to the next blog in our series on making the most of Handshake, CP&PD’s new job search management platform. See our previous post for an overview of Handshake and what you can do with it. To manage your job search, you will want to complete your Handshake profile.
Whether you are looking for your dream job, a summer internship, or a side hustle, Handshake is your one-stop shop for all career development and job-search needs. Handshake is a multipurpose platform to connect with future employers and colleagues, find short and long-term employment and internship opportunities, discover fellowship and post-doc positions, and attend events sponsored by outside companies and organizations.
The Altfest Graduate Internship Program allows students to cultivate their own internship opportunity at an organization that best suits their academic interests and/or professional goals. Students who find a summer internship with an organization may then apply to the Altfest Graduate Internship Program for funding. The program provides $4,000 for the summer; interns are expected to work a minimum of 120 total hours. The manner in which these hours are completed can be flexible and will be agreed upon with the host organization during the application process. The program is competitive—a limited number of awards are made each year. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 24, 2023
The Office of Career Planning and Professional Development now uses Handshake for appointment scheduling and job/internship searching. Detailed instructions on how to use Handshake are below. If you have… Read the rest
To make the most of a career fair, you should have a clear plan as to how you’ll speak with potential employers. This means knowing what kinds of questions to ask, as well as how to market yourself so that the representative has a clear sense of your value.
The Office of Career Planning & Professional Development works with all of the GC’s doctoral students, master’s students, recent alumni, and CUNY postdocs on planning for careers in a range… Read the rest
Career fairs are networking events, and the connections you make can continue to pay off well into the future. In order to make the most out of your career fair experience, there are several steps you can take before, during, and even after the event.
Why Hire Our Graduate Students and Alumni?
The Graduate Center’s students and alumni represent over thirty doctoral programs and fifteen master’s programs. Our students bring an exceptional range of skills… Read the rest