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WCGS Career Services

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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 and administrators, as well as student groups, 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.

Services

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 Leukart 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. Leukart 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 half-hour coaching appointment.

Events 

The Career Development Workshop series addresses common career development concerns for biomedical graduate students.

  • Workshops include Job Search Basics, Resumes & Cover Letters, and Interviewing & Networking.
  • Workshops last approximately one hour, and take place weekly on Wednesdays from 1pm-2pm.
  • For exact dates for the Spring 2020 semester, email Dr. Leukart, check the student events spreadsheet, or refer to the weekly Career Announcements emails. 

The Career Conversations series is a bi-weekly discussion with an individual professional talking about their career path and current job. 

  • Featured upcoming career paths include research groups, non-profits, consulting, non-faculty academic careers, and others.
  • Anticipated topics include determining one's career path, finding and applying for jobs, professional development and networking, and what it is like to work in a specific field, among others.
  • For further information about this series, email Dr. Leukart, check the student events spreadsheet, or refer to the weekly Career Announcements emails. 

Special events, including the Business Etiquette Dinner, alumni networking events, the Tri-I Career Symposium, and the Diversity Week Eaarly Career Panel, are offered throughout the academic year; for an updated listing of these events, email Dr. Leukart, check the student events spreadsheet, or refer to the weekly Career Announcements emails. 

To request a workshop for your class, student club, or other event, please email Dr. Aubrey Leukart 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 Leukart, Manager of Career and Professional Development, at AUL4001@med.cornell.edu

 

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