To find the names of employers and salary ranges for Cornell doctoral alumni, as well as survey results of their satisfaction at their job, consult the Graduate School Doctoral Alumni Career Outcomes interactive dashboard. There you can select for your own field, and others closely related, to see where people have ended up. The bottom line? There are many paths to success in a wide variety of careers for PhDs from all disciplines!

Creating Lists of Potential Employers

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These are some of the core resources that will let you create a list of companies or non-profits that match criteria you specify (such as where they are located, their industries, size, etc.). Additional resources can be found on:

Professional Societies and Trade Organizations

Connect with others in your field at conferences you attend; most of these societies offer extensive professional and leadership development opportunities, award or fellowship opportunities, travel grants, links to job postings, etc. Become a member now! To search for others in your field, type in keywords for your research and add the term "association" or "society". A handy database, organized by career pathway, is maintained by Career Cafe.

AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) and AAAS Internships

AAEES (American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists)

AAI (American Association of Immunologists)

AALAS (American Association for Laboratory Animal Science)

ACLS (American Council of Learned Societies)

ACRP (Association for Clinical Research Professionals)

ACS (American Chemical Society)

AGU (American Geophysical Union)

AHA (American Historical Association)

AIBS (American Institute of Biological Sciences)

AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers)

AIMBE (American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering)

AIPG (American Institute of Professional Geologists)

AISES (American Indian Science and Engineering Society)

AChemS (Association for Chemoreception Sciences)

AmAcad (American Academy of Arts & Sciences)

AMS (American Mathematical Society)

AMS (American Meteorological Society)

AOU (American Ornithologists' Union)

APHA (American Public Health Association)

APLU (Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities)

APS (American Physical Society)

APS (American Physiological Society)

APS (American Phytopathological Society)

ASA (American Society of Agronomy)

ASA (American Statistical Association)

ASAIO (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs)

ASAP (Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals)

ASBMB (American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)

ASCB (American Society for Cellular Biology)

ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education)

ASHG (American Society of Human Genetics)

ASHS (American Society for Horticultural Science)

ASM (American Society for Microbiology)

ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)

ASPB (American Society of Plant Biologists)

ASPET (American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics)

American Society of Virology

AUTM (Association of University Technology Managers)

AWG (Association for Women Geoscientists)

AWIS (Association for Women in Science)

AWM (Association for Women in Mathematics)

BIO (Biotechnology Industry Organization)-see also state affiliates like NYBIO, MASSBIO, NJBIO, etc.

Biophysical Society

BMES (Biomedical Engineering Society)

BSA (Botanical Society of America)

CSSA (Crop Science Society of America)

ES (Endocrine Society)

ESA (Entomological Society of America) 

FASEB (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology)

GSA (Geological Society of America)

Health Research Alliance (a collaborative of non-profits)

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

IFT (Institute of Food Technologists)

ISBE (International Society for Behavioral Ecology)

ISCE (International Society of Chemical Ecology)

LES (Licensing Executives Society)

MedTech (New York Biomedical and Medical Technology trade organization)

MLA (Modern Language Association

MSLS (Medical Science Liaison Society)

NABR (National Association for Biomedical Research)

NAS (National Academies) includes the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council

NCGA (National Corn Growers Association)

NCURA (National Council of University Research Administrators)

NHA (National Humanities Alliance)

NOBCChE (National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers)

NORDP (National Organization of Research Development Professionals)

NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers)

NYAS (New York Academy of Sciences)

OSA (Optical Society of America)

oSTEM (Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) 

PhRMA (Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America)

PDA (Parenteral Drug Association)

PSNA (Phytochemical Association of North America)

S4SN (Society for Social Neuroscience)

SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science)

SBN (Society for Behavioral Neuroscience)

SCDM (Society for Clinical Data Management)

SDB (Society for Developmental Biology)

SETAC (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry)

SFN (Society for Neuroscience)

SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics)

SICB (Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology)

Sigma Xi (Scientific Research Society)

SIVB (Society for In Vitro Biology)

SMI (Society for Mucosal Immunology)

SOT (Society of Toxicology)

SPIE (International Society for Optical Engineering)

SPSP (Society for Personality and Social Psychology)

SRA (Society for Research on Adolescence)

SSR (Society for the Study of Reproduction)

SSSA (Soil Science Society of America)

SWE (Society of Women Engineers)

WSSA (Weed Science Society of America)

there are many more engineering societies...and please send us your suggestions for inclusion

Other Resources in Support of Diversity

Cornell resources and support for students through the Graduate School

Graduate and Professional Women's Groups at Cornell

Salary Information

In addition to Indeed and GlassDoor, which you might already be familiar with, there are additional websites to research salaries of the positions you seek. You can also ask professionals in the industry to give you a typical starting salary for someone with your experience level.

Humanities Societies

Databases & Directories of Think Tanks & N.G.O.s

See the Directory of Associations to find local, regional, national, and international associations compiled by state and categories. Use keywords from your research with "association" or "society" to find more.

  • CIAO Database- - Full text of conference proceedings, think tank articles, some journals, and working papers on international affairs
  • Columbia University Lehman Social Sciences Library
  • OxResearch - multidiciplinary articles on political developments worldwide
  • "Pishu 皮书": China Economy, Public Policy, and Security Database
  • PolicyArchive Database - an innovative, new digital archive of global, non-partisan public policy research
  • U.S. Department of State - lists policy issues
  • World Press Review Library of International Affairs - an index of international think tanks and non-governmental research organizations with hyperlinks

Internships and summer fellowships

Search for paid summer research programs for graduate students, travel grants, and fellowships.

Graduate Students - Pathways to Science

Search for postdoc positions and view tips on applying for postdoc positions - Pathways to Science postdoc portal