Your First Stop: GC Connect
GC Connect is the best place for current GC students to start looking for job openings and other funding opportunities, including internships, fellowships, and postdocs. Many of the listings are provided by employers who are expressly interested in hiring Graduate Center students and alumni.
If you are a current GC student, you can use GC Connect by following our step-by-step instructions. If you are not a current GC student or if you need assistance using GC Connect, please contact us at email@example.com or (212) 817-7425.
Resources for Finding Jobs beyond Academia
- Career One Stop
- NACElink Network
- Out & Equal Workplace Advocates
- Versatile PhD (free membership provided through our office)
- Vault (free membership provided through our office)
Note: These sites can be a great resource during your job search, but you should be aware that you might also encounter some misleading posts. See our blog for tips on how to identify and avoid fake job posts and job scams.
- American Alliance of Museums
- American Association for State and Local History
- Archaeological Institute of America
- American Library Association
- The College Music Society (membership required)
- New York Foundation for the Arts
- PreserveNet (preservation industry and allied fields, maintained by Cornell University)
- Rare Book and Manuscript Section of the American Library Association
From our blog: Career Resources for Art Historians
If you’re considering a career in secondary education, the following online resources might be helpful as you search for open positions:
Many graduate students begin teaching at private institutions that—unlike public schools—do not require teaching certification. If you’re interested in this, check out the helpful breakdown of “Online Resources on Teaching in Private Schools” from The Chronicle of Higher Education. For example, the following recruiting agencies work with graduate students who are looking for jobs at private or boarding schools:
- Carney, Sandoe, & Associates (nationwide)
- Southern Teachers Agency (southeast)
- CalWest Educators Placement (California and the West)
However, there are also organizations that provide quick temporary teaching certification should you prefer to work in public education:
- The NYC Teaching Fellows Program prepares qualified individuals to teach in NYC public schools, and provides temporary certification to recruits within a few months of joining the program. Fellows then enroll in a subsidized master’s degree program in education.
- Teach for America places recruits who have completed a 5-week summer training program in public and charter schools nationwide. Corps members then receive “alternative” certificates or licenses, and must complete coursework toward the next level of certification during their two-year teaching commitment.