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About Our Office

Mission

The Office of Career Planning & Professional Development (CP&PD) supports the Graduate Center’s (GC) students in exploring and understanding career paths and achieving their professional goals. We offer workshops and information sessions on the job search process in the academic, non-profit, government, and for-profit sectors; host networking events with alumni and potential employers; and help students to identify and apply their transferable skills.

In partnership with other GC offices and programs, we encourage students to develop a multidisciplinary skill set through their teaching, research, and service. Our goal is to foster choice and connection as students imagine their careers beyond their graduate training.

Services

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.

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.

Associate Offices

The Director of CP&PD also oversees the Graduate Center’s Writing Center and the Quantitative Research Consulting Center.

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