Who We Are

Jenny Furlong is the director of the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Dr. Furlong has many years of experience in career planning and development for graduate students. Prior to joining the Graduate Center, she served as associate director in the Office of Faculty Resources at New York University. Dr. Furlong also previously worked at Columbia University’s Center for Career Education as associate director of graduate student career development and at University of Pennsylvania's Career Services Office as associate director for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Dr. Furlong coauthors a series of columns and articles with Julia Miller Vick, which appear regularly in the online “Advice: Career Talk” section of the Chronicle of Higher Education. Among the most recent articles are: “Finding an Internship to Change Careers,” “Seven Resolutions to Advance Your Career,” “Seeking the Mentors You Need,” and “How New Graduate Students Should Spend Their Summers.” With Vick, she coauthored the fourth edition of The Academic Job Search Handbook (Philadelphia: U. of Pennsylvania Press, 2009), an invaluable companion for those seeking teaching positions in higher education.   

She earned her Ph.D. in romance languages at the University of Pennsylvania and her B.A. in comparative literary studies at Northwestern University. Her academic training is in eighteenth-century French literature, history, and culture; she dabbles in book history as well.