Two positions open at the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development, Graduate Center

Two positions, Office of Career Planning and Professional Development, Graduate Center  

The Office of Career Planning and Professional Development seeks two students to assist with the development of programs and the provision of services for the coming academic year.  The office supports the Graduate Center’s students in reaching their career goals. The office offers individual career counseling to students, including: advice on CVs, resumes, and other job search materials; assistance with preparing for interviews; and discussions on career planning strategies.  In partnership with other Graduate Center offices, the OCPPD endeavors to help students develop a multidisciplinary skill set, to provide opportunities for training in current research tools, and to encourage students in their pursuit of outside funding opportunities.


Position responsibilities:

We seek two students.  One will focus on maintaining and enhancing the office’s presence on social media platforms and will work with the director to coordinate programs related to careers beyond the tenure track.  The second student will work with the director to assist in providing reviews of students’ cover letters, resumes and other job search materials.  He or she should have excellent proof reading and editing skills.  This student will also develop programming related to writing and scholarly publishing.


Both students will be part of team of three graduate students working in the office.  They will also share in the tasks that make up the office’s day to day operations, such as helping other students to schedule appointments, maintaining office statistics, and updating the office’s website.  Both students will be asked to blog and tweet about the resources they develop, and to publicize the programs they help to organize.  The work schedule is very flexible and can, for the most part, be suited to the student’s own schedule.  Occasionally, students will be asked to attend programs that take place in the evening.   Professional development is an important component of these positions—in addition to completing the task required by the office, it is our hope that the work provides each student with a chance to gain new skills and knowledge.


Who should apply:

We are looking for self-motivated workers who are skilled at coordination, planning, and administrative tasks.  In addition, students should be interested in developing career resources that will serve students in a wide range of disciplines across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.  The position will require a time commitment of approximately 15 hours/week.


How to apply:

Please submit a copy of your resume, including year of entry in your program at the GC and your expected date of graduation, along with a brief cover letter stating your interest and qualifications.   Submit all materials by Friday, August 30 to Jenny Furlong,


Selection Process:

On the basis of the completed application, a select number of applicants will be invited to interview. Candidates will interview with the director of the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development. The two candidates chosen for the position should be available to start immediately.



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