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 features advanced tools––including a job board and dozens of groups––to get the conversation started. Watch this video to learn more.
The Mentoring Program
This program brings enthusiastic alumni, parents, and students together in a unique partnership to prepare mentees for their professional future. Mentors provide real-world context, personal insights, and ongoing support to help mentees achieve short and long-term personal and career goals. Stay tuned for more information on the next mentorship cycle!
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, led 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.
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, or connecting with an executive search expert at our virtual Headhunter on Tap sessions, 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 videos, to an “ask me anything” series with Center leadership, browse the library to find 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 tens of thousands of members, this group can connect you with Rochester alumni worldwide.
Official 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
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!
Tap into the expertise of the University of Rochester community and share your own career experiences and knowledge at our networking events—now virtual. Are you interested in suggesting an event, webinar topic, or offering your expertise? Email Michelle Cavalcanti at email@example.com. For medical center alumni looking to organize an event, email Jessica Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on career programs and networking events, contact Michelle Cavalcanti, associate director of alumni relations at email@example.com.
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.