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What is a Career Community?

Career Communities at the University of Rochester are a way to connect with people, information, and resources to explore interests and connect to potential opportunities.

We encourage you to explore multiple career communities that align with your interests, goals, and career plans. To receive customized information on what matters to you, complete your “career clusters” section in Handshake.

Connect with the Greene Center

We look forward to partnering with you over the course of your academic and professional career to help you explore and pursue your academic and career options through: advising, graduate and professional school preparation, on and off-campus recruiting, alumni connections and networking, and programs and events. Visit the Greene Center's site to learn more.


Life Design for everyone! This community is focused on career exploration and self-discovery through personal reflection of values, interests and skills coupled with career assessments and exposure to diverse industry research tools.

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Life Design for Arts, Entertainment, Communications, Marketing, & Media. This community focuses on conveying meaning through written and verbal communication, creative expression and diverse mediums. Opportunities may include production, artistic performance, arts management, advertising, marketing, and public relations.

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Life Design for Consulting, Finance, Operations & Sales. This community focuses on careers that maximize profitability and effectiveness, identify operational opportunities and sell goods. Opportunities may be at private and public corporations and financial institutions.

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Life Design for Engineering, Technology, & Physical Sciences. This community focuses on utilizing technology & research to inform decisions, solve complex problems and drive innovation at established corporations, start-up firms and government/nonprofit organizations.

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Life Design for Health, Human Services, & Biomedical Research. This community focuses on careers in the health professions that improve lives through research, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases and physical and mental impairments including public health, medicine, therapy, veterinary, research and health administration.

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Life Design for Law, Policy, Education & Advocacy. This community focuses on serving the public interest, analyzing and setting policy, and ensuring fundamental rights are upheld at the local, state, national and international level. Opportunities may include serving students and the community through education and advocacy at think tanks, nonprofit, governmental and educational institutions.

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Life Design for Data Science, AI, Augmented & Virtual Reality. This community focuses on careers utilizing big data, augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and the internet-of-things to drive innovation and push the boundaries of what's considered possible in the technology space.

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View our web graphic to learn more about industries and professions.