The Culinary Institute of America

  • Career Services

    Putting your education to work!

    Our Career Services Office will help you turn your CIA degree into a career. As a CIA student you will:

    • Have an assigned Career Services Advisor to assist with creating your career management plan.
    • Sharpen your skills and make industry connections on a 15-week externship at one of more than 1,200 CIA-approved establishments.
    • Attend on-campus Career Fairs.
      • Find an externship site or full-time position at one of the four Career Fairs held each year on the New York campus.
      • With hundreds of recruiters attending each session, there is something for everyone! Positions are in all regions of the country and include front-of-house, back-of house, management, and much more.
    • Use Culinary Connect to help you track down your next career move. Both students and graduates can use this online tool to:
      • Search jobs posted by employers looking specifically for CIA grads.
      • Search by field, city, state, country, cuisine, and restaurant quality designation.
      • Get personal contact info to use when applying or making inquiries to a company.
    • Learn practical career skills.
      • Associate degree students will write resumes and cover letters, as well as learn valuable interviewing skills, as part of their Externship Prep Seminars.
      • Bachelor's degree students pursuing a Management degree will go a step further as they learn about recruiting, selecting, hiring, and training employees.
    • Have life-long access to our all of our career services.
  • The Culinary Institute of America

    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499


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