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.
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.
The Career Development Workshop series addresses common career development concerns for biomedical graduate students.
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. Leukart 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.
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:
...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.
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. Leukart for more information, or for referrals to further resources.
Aubrey Leukart 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. Leukart joined Weill Cornell Graduate School as the first Manager of Career and Professional Development in June 2018, where she works with all of the PhD students, PA students, and select Master’s programs. Tasked with establishing and building out the office, Dr. Leukart provides tailored coaching sessions and dynamic programming targeting both academic- and industry-focused career paths.