Cornell University

Assistance with Your Career

Pursuing a Faculty Position

Contact your special committee members and Director of Graduate Studies for guidance most relevant to your field. You may also attend programming for the Office of Inclusion and Professional Development, The Center for Teaching Innovation, and Cornell's Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning.

Pursuing a Postdoctoral Position

Contact Christine Holmes, the Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Studies, in 392 Caldwell Hall.

Interests in Careers Beyond Academia

There are a number of career offices on campus that can help you. Cornell Career Services consists of offices located in 103 Barnes Hall, which serve students from across the university, and offices in the seven colleges/schools that provide resources for their affiliated students. Additionally, several degree programs have their own career offices. These offices can help you:

  • Learn about potential careers that build on your skills or personal interests
  • Articulate how your experiences have prepared you for an academic or non-academic career
  • Develop a job-search strategy
  • Find internships and jobs through online databases, websites, and print resources
  • Prepare internship and job application materials
  • Practice for interviews
  • Negotiate job offers

Please consult the links below to determine where you can go for assistance with your career. 

Research Degrees: MA, MS, and PhD
Professional Master's Degrees: DMA, JSD,  MArch, MAT, M.Eng, MFA, MFS, MHA, MILR, MLA, MMH, MPA, MPH, MPS, and MRP
Other Degrees: DVM, JD, LLM, MBA, Cornell Tech MBA. Cornell Tech MPS, Weill Cornell MD, and Weill Cornell PhD