Services

Talk to a Career Adviser

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. Please bring along hard copies of all documents you would like us to look at (your CV, resume, cover letter, etc.).

Types of Appointments

Individual appointments

Current GC students can sign up for career advisement appointments using GC Connect. Please note that students can only schedule appointments up to two weeks in advance.

If you are not a current GC student or if you need assistance using GC Connect, please contact us at careerplan@gc.cuny.edu or 212-817-7425.

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

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.

It is always a good idea to contact us at careerplan@gc.cuny.edu or 212-817-7425 to confirm walk-in times, which sometimes change depending on staff availability.

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
  • Networking

We also welcome your suggestions for additional topics.

To schedule a small group meeting, please contact us at careerplan@gc.cuny.edu or 212-817-7425 with two or three dates and times what would work for your group.

 

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The Office of Career Planning & Professional Development
365 Fifth Avenue | New York, NY 10016 | Room 3300.08 | 212-817-7425
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