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.
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.
- The College Arts, Sciences and Engineering: Please see the Greene Center Covid-19 updates page for information on resources offered and to make an appointment with a career advisor.
- Eastman School of Music
- Warner School of Education: Contact Harriette Royer, Career Services at hroyer@Warner.rochester.edu
- School of Medicine and Dentistry
- Simon School of Business Benet Career Management Center
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.
Groups are just one way to find someone with a shared interest, or to learn from experts in a particular subject area. There’s also a new group, monitored by career center staff and alumni career coaches, to help with professional needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out the list of open groups below, and join one today!
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.
UR Exclusive Career Webinars
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”.
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.
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.
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.
The University of Rochester's Alumni LinkedIn Group is a great resource for career networking and discussions. With more than 14,000 members, this group connects you with Rochester alumni worldwide.
Connect with University of Rochester LinkedIn groups:
- University of Rochester
- Eastman School of Music Alumni
- Eastman Institute for Oral Health
- University of Rochester Alumni
- University of Rochester New York Metro Women
- University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry Alumni
- University of Rochester Warner School of Education Alumni
- University of Rochester School of Nursing Alumni
- University of Rochester School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Alumni
- University of Rochester Society for Women in Engineering Alumni
- University of Rochester Alumni: Washington, D.C. Legal Professionals
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!
Interested in suggesting an event, webinar topic, or offering your expertise? Email Michelle Cavalcanti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For medical center alumni looking to organize an event, email Jessica Watson at email@example.com.
For more information on career programs and networking events, contact Michelle Cavalcanti, associate director of alumni relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.