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Office of Career Development Services

Contact: Shaunna Arnold Coordinator of Career Development, Alumni and Special Events
Location: College of Graduate Studies, Weiskotten 3104
Phone: 315 464-5457
Email: [email protected]

The goal of the Career Development Office is to provide comprehensive support to graduate students through regular and special programming as well as individualized career coaching. Partnering with faculty, administrators, alumni, and employers to create a diverse team of professionals that can provide students with the knowledge necessary for their careers.


Career Coaching

An opportunity for you the student, to discuss career plans (or lack thereof), review your resume, learn how to write a cover letter, practice interviewing, develop a networking strategy, walk through what to expect in a salary negotiation, or discuss any other career-related topic.

To schedule a career coaching appointment, you can Book an appointment with Shaunna Arnold

Networking opportunities

It’s important for all our students to have the opportunity to network with employers and alumni. We do this through:


The Career Development Office provides workshops to help students navigate career topics such as:

  • Resume/CV writing
  • Salary Negotiations
  • Career Searching
  • Networking
  • LinkedIn

Employer and Employment Opportunities

An important goal for the Career Development Office is to provide responsive services to our employers to help meet their recruiting needs; opportunities for enhancing brand awareness and recruitment include:

  • On-campus information sessions
  • Participation on relevant panels and events
  • Opportunity to share job postings

To help build your brand on campus and recruit from SUNY Upstate Medical University, College of Graduate Studies, please email Shaunna Arnold, Coordinator of Career Development, Alumni and Special Events at [email protected]

Employment Opportunities

If you have a job opportunity you would like to share with the College of Graduate Studies, we would be happy to add the job opportunities to our weekly newsletter. The weekly email is sent to the graduate students and the postdocs.

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