Career Resources

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Alumni often look to their alma mater for information and support throughout their professional careers and beyond. Our wide range of programs and resources offers information for people in all stages of professional and personal development. Take complete advantage of a variety of electronic and in-person tools to navigate your professional path. From new graduates, to retirees, to those considering a new position, or rethinking their career path entirely, leveraging the University of Rochester network to its fullest potential is the best place to start.


Recruitment Support

The Greene Center for Career Education and Connections is committed to providing continued support as your hiring needs evolve. If you have a role that you’re looking to fill, please consider these timely resources and updates:

  • Post internship and full-time opportunities on Handshake.
  • Transition to virtual internships. Contact the Greene Center to learn more and discuss what makes sense for your organization’s needs.
  • Consider a “micro-internship.” Unlike traditional internships, micro-internships can take place year-round, with flexible hours and terms based on specific projects. The Greene Center is currently working with two organizations that specialize in this field: Parker Dewey and ProMazo.   

We know the recent developments related to Covid-19 are having an impact on all students, and we will continue to update information as well as programs and services available across the University. Please see below for resources from each of our schools.


Career Resources

NEW! JUST LAUNCHED: Rochester Alumni Career Design Fellowship

Discover what comes next in your career with the Rochester Alumni Career Design Fellowship. We’ve partnered with the experts at Mission Collaborative to bring you this flexible, 30-day online program that will give you the structure, confidence, and accountability you need to create a fulfilling career. Save when you enroll by September 19 before the program closes on October 5. Limited spots available.

Learn more and enroll

Launched in 2018, The Meliora Collective is an innovative online platform that empowers members of the University of Rochester community to pursue their professional passions through personal exploration. Designed to help you make meaningful connections with those in your field, your region, and with individuals who have similar interests and experiences, this vibrant virtual community is now more than 7,500 members strong and features advanced tools––including a new job board and dozens of groups to get the conversation started.


Find a Career Coach

We are proud to partner with University of Rochester alumni who serve as independent career coaches around the country. Whether you’re seeking a new job, looking for advice in your current role, or preparing performance review, a career coach can help you in every phase of your career. All of our pre-approved coaches have agreed to provide special offers or services to UR alumni. Please contact the coach of your choice to learn more.

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UR Exclusive Career Webinars

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The University of Rochester is committed to the continued professional development of our alumni. From leveraging the power of LinkedIn to improving networking, interview, and resume skills, our collection of webinars and coaching tools will help you and your career become “ever better”.

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Careers Unfiltered Podcast

Every career journey is different, and learning from the experiences of others can help you navigate your own professional path. With the Greene Center’s Careers Unfiltered podcast, enjoy candid conversations and fresh takes on all-things career-related with University of Rochester students, staff, and alumni.


Virtual Resources

The Greene Center for Career Education and Connections has a number of helpful videos and resources available to alumni. From “how to’s for help with resumes and cover letters, to an “ask me anything” series with Center leadership, check out these videos to help with your professional needs.

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School-Based Support

Even after graduation, Rochester alumni still have access to the various tools and services provided by the Gwen M. Greene Center for Career Education and Connections and school-based career centers. Visit the links below to learn more about the resources available to you.



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Alumni Online Business Directory

University of Rochester alumni are everywhere—across the United States and around the world—working in many different industries and sectors, providing a wide range of services and resources. The Alumni Online Business Directory, seeks to promote and amplify alumni business information to maximize University of Rochester connections. Strengthen the network and find a UR alumni connected business today!

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Events

Tap into the expertise of the University of Rochester community and share your own career experiences and knowledge at our networking events. Look out for announcements and invitations to industry specific and career focused programs—you’ll find networking in the event description when you register. Don’t forget to bring your business cards!

Find networking events

Interested in suggesting an event, webinar topic, or offering your expertise? Email Michelle Cavalcanti at michelle.cavalcanti@rochester.edu.

For medical center alumni looking to organize an event, email Jessica Watson at jessica.watson@rochester.edu.


Contact Us

For more information on career programs and networking events, contact Michelle Cavalcanti, associate director of alumni relations at michelle.cavalcanti@rochester.edu

Michelle Cavalcanti was named associate director, career and professional affinity programs in June 2017. She has returned to Rochester after many years of working on large and small alumni programs for the Africa Center for Strategic Studies in Washington, D.C. and Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Michelle is focused on expanding the professional development resources for all alumni and assisting alumni in connecting to opportunities that can help them achieve their professional goals.