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Resources for Employers

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 to bear in their professional careers:

  • Expert-level content knowledge
  • Extensive teaching experience
  • Outstanding data analysis and data visualization skills
  • Expertise in tools such as SPSS, SAS, Stata, R, GIS, and SQL
  • Fluency in social media and other Internet platforms
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills including problem definition and research design
  • Ability to work independently

Ways to Reach Our Students

Post Jobs and Internships

The Office of Career Planning & Professional Development uses GC Connect (powered by NACElink/Symplicity) to manage job and internship postings. This service is free of charge. By posting a job or internship on our site, you are agreeing to the Graduate Center Office of Career Planning & Professional Development’s Terms of Use for Employers.

If you are a new employer to the Graduate Center, the first step is to create an employer account in GC Connect. To get started …

  1. Navigate to GC Connect
  2. When asked “What type of user are you?” select “EMPLOYER”
  3. Select “Sign Up”
  4. When prompted, fill in information about your company and then click “Submit”

Once you have created an employer account, you will be able to post a position. NACELink also offers employers the option of posting to many schools at once for a fee via the “Multi School Posting” option. If you need assistance, please contact us at (212) 817-7425 or

We reserve the right to refuse to post or remove job postings that are inappropriate for our student and alumni population. Please see below for additional information about policies related to posting jobs at the Graduate Center.

Visit Our Campus at 34th St. & 5th Ave. (Via Zoom in Fall 2020)

The Office of Career Planning & Professional Development invites you to host an information session or to join one of our career fairs, which provide employers with opportunities to:

  • Promote their organization at the Graduate Center, the PhD-granting arm of the most diverse urban university system in the United States;
  • Advertise open positions and recruit prospective job candidates from students with outstanding expertise across politics, economics, the sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences;
  • Connect with other professionals in state and local government as well as non-governmental and not-for-profit organizations; and
  • Establish valuable contacts with colleagues and university administrators that can potentially yield mutually-beneficial relationships.

If you’re interested in hosting an information session, please fill out our info session request form.

Attend our Fall Career Fair (Virtual in Fall 2020)

2020 Public/Private Impact Virtual Career Fair

The Graduate Center, in partnership with the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College, invites you to participate in our virtual Public/Private Impact Fair on Friday, December 4, 2020, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Join employers in government, nonprofit, public policy, education, public health, sustainability, international affairs, NGO & INGOs, and the private sector interested in hiring an ambitious, diverse, and enormously talented group of CUNY graduate students and alumni.

Employers can register for this virtual event on GC Connect, the Graduate Center’s career-management platform powered by Symplicity.

This fair will allow representatives from your organization to meet with CUNY graduate students through group and 1:1 video chat capabilities. You are able to use the video chat platform of your choice (e.g., Zoom, Microsoft Teams) and provide your sign-in details for student attendees. You will also be able to promote your live job opportunities, review student resumes ahead of time, and collect resumes the day of the fair. More information will be provided as we get closer to the fair.

The participation fee will be waived for this inaugural virtual event. As a result, we expect that employers who sign up will commit to attending the fair.

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