The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York


Career Planning Graduate Fellowship (apply by 4/16)

The Office of Career Planning & Professional Development (CP&PD) invites applications for Career Services Fellowships for the 2021-22 academic year. Our office supports the Graduate Center’s students in exploring career paths and achieving their professional goals. We offer one-on-one career counseling sessions, workshops on the job search process, information sessions with employers, and a variety of online resources, including webinars, blog posts, and ourAlumni Aloud podcast in which alumni share their professional journeys and tips for the job search to help current students navigate the ins and outs of career planning.

The student who joins the office will be part of a team of three graduate students. They will share in the tasks that make up the office’s day-to-day operations, including event planning, participating in staff meetings, and maintaining our website. They will be responsible for writing and editing blog posts on professional development topics, organizing alumni panels, and developing content for our monthly newsletter. They may also work on managing the office’s social media accounts and producing episodes of our podcast.

The work schedule is flexible and can, for the most part, be suited to the student’s own schedule. Students will occasionally be asked to participate in programming that takes place in the evening. Professional development is an important component of these positions—in addition to completing the tasks required by the office, it is our hope that the work provides each student with a chance to gain new skills and knowledge. These positions will require a time commitment of approximately 15 hours/week.

Who should apply:
We are looking for self-motivated workers who are skilled in multi-tasking, writing and editing, event planning, and completing administrative tasks. In addition, students should have a strong interest in learning about and developing resources related to career development that will serve students across disciplines. Experience with WordPress and Canva is a plus.

How to apply:
Please submit a copy of your resume, including year of entry into your program at the GC and your expected graduation date, along with a brief cover letter stating your interest and qualifications.

Selection Process:
After applications are reviewed, a select number of applicants will be invited to interview with the Director of the Office of Career Planning & Professional Development. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 16. Applications must be submitted via GC Connect (position number 16141). If you haven’t used GC Connect before, instructions for doing so are available here: Using GC Connect – Career Planning and Professional Development (  The position’s start date is late August 2021.

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