Grad Student Placement
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One of the aims of the graduate program in the Sage School is to help students compete favorably in the academic job market. Each year a member of the faculty serves as placement director, whose role it is to oversee and guide students through the process of looking for jobs in philosophy. Among other things, the placement director assists each candidate with the preparation of their application dossier (writing sample, research statement, teaching dossier, CV, etc.), coordinates the gathering of letters of reference, invites guest speakers to provide advice about particular sectors of the job market, organizes practice interviews and job talks, and is there to offer guidance and support through the job market process.
The placement director for academic year 2018-19 is Professor Scott MacDonald.
The Cornell Graduate School also provides assistance and seminars to help those who want to pursue careers outside of academia. Non-academic placements of our graduates have included healthcare, investing, biotechnology, and actuarial science.
A table with initial and current placements of our recent graduates can be found here. Email the department or Professor MacDonald with any questions.