- Talk to a Career Adviser
- GC Connect
- Email Lists
- Career Podcast
- Resource Subscriptions
- Co-Sponsoring Events
Our Career Advisement Services
We are happy to meet with students and recent alumni (up to 5 years out) to discuss any career-related issues. Our career advisers can help you:
- Develop a career planning strategy
- Take career assessments
- Edit your job documents (e.g., CVs, resumes, cover letters)
- Prepare for job interviews
- Troubleshoot individual concerns
Our main office is currently located within the office suite of room 3300, office number 3300.08.
Types of Appointments
If you have documents that you would like a career adviser to review, please bring hard copies. Also, if you are applying to a particular job, please bring the description with you. Be sure to take a look at some of the job search documents resources on this website before preparing your materials. Doing this will help to make your meeting with a career adviser more productive.
All meetings are confidential. Initial meetings last 30 minutes.
Walk-in meetings are 15-minute appointments offered on a first-come, first-served basis. You do not have to schedule a meeting in advance; you can just drop in and ask any career-related question you may have. We offer regular walk-in meetings during the following times:
- Mondays, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
- Wednesdays, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Small group meetings
If you are interested in having someone come and speak with students in your program, please do not hesitate to contact our office. We would be happy to speak with your group about any career-related topic, including the following:
- CV, resume, and cover letter writing
- Interviewing skills
- Preparing for an academic job search
- Thinking about careers outside of academe
We also welcome your suggestions for additional topics.
About GC Connect
Our Email Lists
The Office of Career Planning and Professional Development maintains email lists as a service to current graduate students and alumni. We use these lists to share information about jobs, internships, funding opportunities, and events of interest. These lists are organized by broad discipline (humanities, social sciences, and STEM). When a message is sent to the list, it comes with a very precise subject heading so that list members can quickly see whether the information is of interest. An example of this is “Subject: Assistant Director, Humanities Center, XYZ University.”
You may sign up for as many of our email lists as you’d like. Please be aware that if you sign up for more than one program cluster list (e.g., Social Sciences and Humanities) you may receive duplicate emails.
To receive email directly from our office, please fill out our sign-up form.
Our Professional Development Webinars
Our office sponsors multiple professional development webinars every semester. You can find information and registration links to upcoming live webinars on our Events page.
We also maintain an archive of past webinars for students who were unable to participate in our live events. To view recordings of our past webinars, as well as to access handouts from these events, please visit our Webinar Archive page.
About Alumni Aloud
Launched in the fall of 2017, each episode of Alumni Aloud features a personal interview with a GC alum in which they talk about their journey from the Graduate Center to their current career. The podcast highlights what alumni learned from their individual job searches and includes practical advice for current graduate students. We focus on careers outside of traditional academia to help expose students to the world of possibilities available to those with graduate degrees.
About Our Resource Subscriptions
The Graduate Center has partnered with multiple online career resources in order to provide free access to current GC students and recent alumni on the job market.
We currently maintain subscriptions or partnerships with the following organizations:
- The Versatile PhD
The largest online community dedicated to helping graduate students and PhDs envision, prepare for, and excel in non-academic careers
A collection of in-depth guides and resources that provide intelligence on what it’s really like to work within an industry, company, or profession
A faculty information system and dossier service for creating online teaching portfolios and sharing documents with potential employers
Interested in Co-Sponsoring an Event with Our Office?
If your program or organization would like to co-sponsor an event for Graduate Center students, please send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org.