Career Services Mission
The mission of Career Services at Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences (WCGS) is to provide comprehensive vocational support to our students through regular and special programming as well as individualized career coaching. By partnering with faculty, administrators, and student groups, as well as strategic partners at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Rockefeller University, we offer tailored services and resources targeting the unique career needs of WCGS students. Finally, developing relationships with relevant employers helps us to enhance industry exposure and promote the strengths of WCGS students as they enter the working world.
Career coaching is an opportunity to talk with a career professional regarding your vocational planning, strategy, and goals.
- In these student-directed appointments, you might discuss your career plans (or lack thereof), review your resume, learn how to write a cover letter, practice interviewing, develop a networking strategy, walk through what to expect in a salary negotiation, or discuss any other career-related topic.
- To schedule a career coaching appointment, please email Dr. Aubrey DeCarlo at AUL4001@med.cornell.edu.
Drop-in hours are available weekly from 1pm-2pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays on Zoom (prior appointment not needed). For the link to this resource, please email Dr. DeCarlo at AUL4001@med.cornell.edu.
- In these brief discussions, you can address quick career-related concerns, such as how to write a thank-you note, how to answer a specific interview question, or how to format your CV.
- Please note that these conversations will last five to ten minutes - for more in-depth conversations about your career, please schedule a regular coaching appointment.
The Career Development Workshop series addresses common career development concerns for biomedical graduate students.
- Workshops include Job Search Basics (first Wednesday of the month), Resumes & Cover Letters (second Wednesday of the month), and Interviewing & Networking (third Wednesday of the month).
- Workshops last approximately one hour, and take place from 1pm-2pm (with an optional individual-questions time from 2-2:30pm).
- For exact dates and Zoom links email Dr. DeCarlo or refer to the weekly Career Announcements emails.
Special events, including alumni networking events, Career Conversations, the Tri-I Career Symposium, and the Diversity Week Early Career Panel, are offered throughout the academic year; for an updated listing of these events, email Dr. DeCarlo or refer to the weekly Career Announcements emails.
To request a workshop for your class, student club, or other event, please email Dr. Aubrey DeCarlo at AUL4001@med.cornell.edu. Please note that at least two weeks’ notice is required for event requests; events outside of regular business hours, or those with an anticipated attendance of ten students or less, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Information for Employers
An important goal for the Office of Career and Professional Development is to provide responsive services to our employers to help meet their recruiting needs; opportunities for enhancing brand awareness and recruitment include:
- On-campus information sessions
- Participation on relevant panels and events, including the Tri-I Career Symposium, as appropriate
- Partnership with campus clubs and organizations
- Inclusion in the Career Announcements emails
...and others! To help build your brand on campus and recruit from Weill Cornell Graduate School, please email Dr. Aubrey DeCarlo, Manager of Career and Professional Development, at AUL4001@med.cornell.edu.
Recent (within one calendar year of graduation) Weill Cornell Graduate School alumni are considered current students and have access to coaching appointments, drop-ins, and all workshops and seminars. After this time, alums have access to two half-hour consultation sessions per semester, as available and appropriate, with first priority going to current students. Moreover, alums are invited to selected career-related events. Please reach out to Dr. DeCarlo for more information, or for referrals to further resources.
Aubrey DeCarlo is the Manager of Career and Professional Development at Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences. In 2014, she received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Lehigh University, where she focused on LGBTQIA college students. She was matched with Career & Counseling Services at the University of Houston-Clear Lake for her APA Predoctoral Internship; following this, Aubrey oversaw Health & Wellness Services at CUNY-Baruch College, before joining the Graduate Student team at the Wasserman Center for Career Development at New York University.
Dr. DeCarlo joined Weill Cornell Graduate School as the first Manager of Career and Professional Development in June 2018. She works with all of the PhD students, PA students, and select Master’s programs. Tasked with establishing and building out the office, Dr. DeCarlo provides tailored coaching sessions and dynamic programming targeting both academic- and industry-focused career paths.