I went to two open houses at Rockefeller before enrolling, and the students overwhelmingly confirmed what I'd heard about it. I was drawn to the program's flexibility, and the fact that in such a tightly knit community, I'll have an opportunity to learn so much more than just my own field."
Career & Professional Development
Rockefeller is committed to helping its graduate students and postdoctoral fellows pursue productive and rewarding careers that take full advantage of their Ph.D. training. The university’s Director of Career and Professional Development collaborates with the Office of Graduate Studies, the Student Representative Committee, the Postdoctoral Association, and WISeR to lead the design, implementation and evaluation of programs and services for professional development beyond the research laboratory. In keeping with Rockefeller’s philosophy of close mentorship, students and postdocs are able to customize their career development plans through individual career counseling and ongoing participation in workshops, seminars, and networking events designed to identify and prepare for a widening variety of career paths. While the majority of Rockefeller's graduates go on to careers in research or teaching, others are drawn to the pharmaceutical and technology industries, science communication fields, and businesses or nonprofit organizations.
Members of the Rockefeller community may arrange individual meetings for scientific career development advising, including job search strategies, CV/resumé review, and job talk preparations. Please email Andrea Morris (email@example.com), Director of Career and Professional Development, to make an appointment or inquire about an event.