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Advising

We offer one-on-one advising sessions (45 minutes) for graduate students to support their job search and career development outside of academia. Make a Current Grad Student Advising appointment with the Graduate and International Career Advisor. Building on the Career Development model, the session could cover any of a wide range of topics:

Understand Yourself

  • Career assessment (Strengths Finder, SkillSkan, MBTI, etc.).
  • Self-reflection and skill and experience inventory.

  • Identifying transferable skills and career goals.

Explore Options

  • Build and expand a professional network.

  • Exploration of career options beyond academia (internship and full-time).

  • Helpful workshop and activity resources.

Take Action

  • Communication skills (with advisors/future employers).

  • Resume and cover letter review, and CV to resume.

  • Prepare for and practice interviews.

  • Offer negotiation.

Refer to the sections below to determine where you can go for support, depending on your enrollment status.

Research Degree

MA, MS, and PhD
PhD students are also able to visit Graduate School Career and Professional Development

Engineering Career Center
201 Carpenter Hall, +1 (607) 255-5006 and/or
Cornell Career Services
103 Barnes Hall +1(607) 255-5296

  • Aerospace Engineering (PhD)
  • Applied Mathematics (PhD)
  • Applied Physics (PhD)
  • Astronomy and Space Sciences (PhD)
  • Biomedical Engineering (PhD)
  • Biophysics (PhD)
  • Chemical Engineering (MS, PhD)
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Science (MS, PhD)
  • Information Systems (MS, PhD)
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD)
  • Geological Sciences (MS, PhD)
  • Materials Science and Engineering (MS, PhD)
  • Mechanical Engineering (MS, PhD)
  • Operations Research and Information Engineering (PhD)
  • Systems (MS, PhD)
  • Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (PhD)
ILR Career Services
201 Ives Hall, +1 (607) 255-2532 and/or

Cornell Career Services
103 Barnes Hall +1 (607) 255-5296

  • Economics (PhD)
  • Industrial and Labor Relations (MS, PhD)

Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Development
140 Roberts Hall, +1 (607) 255-2257 and/or
Cornell Career Services
103 Barnes Hall +1 (607) 255-5296

  • Animal Science (MS, PhD)
  • Atmospheric Science (MS, PhD)
  • Biochemistry (PhD)
  • Molecular and Cell Biology (PhD)
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering (MS, PhD)
  • Communication (PhD)
  • Development Sociology (MS, PhD)
  • Ecology (MS, PhD)
  • Evolutionary Biology (MS, PhD)
  • Economics (PhD)
  • Entomology (MS, PhD)
  • Food Science and Technology (MS, PhD)
  • Genetics (PhD)
  • Geological Sciences (MS, PhD)
  • Horticultural Biology (MS, PhD)
  • Microbiology (PhD)
  • Natural Resources (MS, PhD)
  • Behavioral Biology (PhD)
  • Neurobiology (PhD)
  • Nutrition (MS, PhD)
  • Plant Biology (PhD)
  • Plant Breeding (MS, PhD)
  • Plant Pathology (MS, PhD)
  • Soil and Crop Sciences (MS, PhD)

Cornell Career Services
103 Barnes Hall +1 (607) 255-5296

  • Advanced Architectural Design (MS)
  • Africana Studies (PhD)
  • Anthropology (MA, PhD)
  • Apparel Design (MA, PhD)
  • Archaeology (MA)
  • Architectural Science (MS)
  • Asian Literature, Religion, and Culture (PhD)
  • Asian Studies (MA)
  • Chemistry and Chemical Biology (MS, PhD)
  • City and Regional Planning (PhD)
  • Classics (PhD)
  • Comparative Literature (PhD)
  • Computational Biology (PhD)
  • Design (MA)
  • Developmental Psychology (MA, PhD)
  • English Language and Literature (PhD)
  • Fiber Science (MS, PhD)
  • Germanic Studies (PhD)
  • Government (PhD)
  • Historic Preservation Planning (MA)
  • History (PhD)
  • History of Architecture and Urban Development (PhD)
  • History of Art and Archaeology (PhD)
  • Human Behavior and Design (PhD)
  • Human Development and Family Studies (MA, PhD)
  • Human-Environment Relations (MS)
  • Linguistics (PhD)
  • Mathematics (PhD)
  • Medieval Studies (PhD)
  • Musicology (PhD)
  • Near Eastern Studies (PhD)
  • Performing and Media Arts (PhD)
  • Philosophy (PhD)
  • Physics (PhD)
  • Policy Analysis and Management (PhD)
  • Psychology (PhD)
  • Regional Science (MA, MS, PhD)
  • Romance Studies (PhD)
  • Science and Technology Studies (PhD)
  • Sociology (MA, PhD)
  • Statistics (PhD)
  • Hospitality Management (MS, PhD)
  • Management (PhD)

SCJ College of Business Dyson
Warren Hall, +1 (607) 255-7323

  • Applied Economics and Management (MS, PhD)

Professional Master’s Degree 

DMA, JSD, MArch, MAT, M.Eng, MFA, MFS, MHA, MILR, MLA, MPA, MPH, MPS, and MRP

Engineering Career Center
201 Carpenter Hall, +1 (607) 255-5006 and
Meng Career Advising

  • Aerospace Engineering (M.Eng)
  • Engineering Physics (M.Eng)
  • Biomedical Engineering (M.Eng)
  • Chemical Engineering (M.Eng)
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.Eng)
  • Computer Science (M.Eng)
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.Eng)
  • Engineering Management (M.Eng)
  • Information Science (M.Eng)
  • Geological Sciences (M.Eng)
  • Materials Science and Engineering (M.Eng)
  • Mechanical Engineering (M.Eng)
  • Operations Research and Information Engineering (M.Eng)
  • Systems Engineering (M.Eng)
  • Engineering Mechanics (M.Eng)

Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Development
140 Roberts Hall, +1 (607) 255-2257 and/or
CALS Professional Programs and Extended Learning
212 Kennedy Hall, +1 (607) 255-2215

  • Animal Science (MPS)
  • Applied Economics and Management (MPS)
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering (M.Eng)
  • Food Science and Technology (MPS)
  • Global Development (MPS)
  • Horticulture (MPS)
  • Landscape Architecture (MLA, MPS)
  • Natural Resources (MPS)
  • Plant Biology (MPS)
  • Plant Breeding (MPS)
  • Soil and Crop Sciences (MPS)

ILR Career Services
201 Ives Hall, +1 (607) 255-2532

  • Industrial and Labor Relations (MPS, MILR)

Human Ecology Career Development
Academic Surge A, +1 (607) 255-2532

  • Health Administration (MHA)
  • Human Ecology (MPS)

SCJ College of Business Career Management

Dyson: Warren Hall, +1 (607) 255-7323

  • Applied Economics and Management (MPS)
  • Management (MPS)

Hotel: 180 Statler Hall, +1 (607) 255-6376

  • Baker Program in Real Estate (MPS)
  • Hospitality Management (MMH)

AAP Connect
B1 W. Sibley Hall, +1 (607) 255-6068

  • Architecture (MArch)
  • Creative Visual Arts (MFA)
  • City and Regional Planning (MRP)

CIPA Career Management
190 Caldwell Hall, +1 (607) 255-5587

  • Public Administration (MHA, MPA)

Cornell Career Services
103 Barnes Hall, +1 (607) 255-5296

  • Creative Writing (MFA)
  • Music (DMA)

MPH Career Services
s2005 Schurman Hall, +1 (607) 253-4390

  • Public Health (MPH)

MPS Program Coordinator, Angela Downing
C5 173 Veterinary Medicine Center, +1 (607) 253-3402

  • Veterinary Medicine Sciences (MPS)

MPS Information Science Advisor, Kate Reiter
500 Rhodes Hall, +1 (607) 255-7231

Other Degrees

DVM
College of Veterinary Medicine Career Development Services
Jai Sweet, +1 (607) 253-3700

JD and LLM
Cornell Law School Career Services Office
128 Hughes Hall, +1 (607) 255-5873

MBA
SC Johnson College of Business Career Management Center
202 Sage Hall, +1 (607) 255-4888

Weill Cornell MD, PhD

Contact your local Weill Cornell staff

Cornell Tech MBA, MPS
Marina Dadashev - Sr. Director of Career Management
md81@cornell.edu 

(Last updated November 19, 2020)