Cooper Rothman

Career Engagement Specialist, Center for Career Exploration and Development
School: School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Specialty: Career Education

Cooper is the Center for Career Education and Development's Career Engagement Specialist serving students in the School of Music, Theatre and Dance!

Cooper joined the Career team in June 2023, right after obtaining his Masters in Higher Education Policy and Student Affairs from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Cooper earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Delaware in Interpersonal Communications and Psychology in 2021. Throughout his education, Cooper gained experience in multiple roles within the college setting, such as being a Resident Assistant, Orientation Leader, Student Success Coach, Outdoor Education Leader, and Career Educator. In his spare time, Cooper enjoys hiking the Ithaca area, playing disc golf, and playing with his dog, Luna. 

As Career Engagement Specialist for the School of Music, Theatre and Dance, Cooper provides career coaching to students and alumni through individual appointments, group sessions, and drop-in hours, on topics including:

  • Choosing a major/minor
  • Exploring interests and career paths 
  • Creating a four/five-year plan and beyond
  • Getting involved on campus 
  • Internship searches
  • Job search strategies
  • Networking skills
  • Alumni connections
  • LinkedIn profiles
  • Résumé writing
  • Cover letter writing 
  • Interview preparation
  • Career readiness skills
  • Grad school searches
  • Personal statements 
  • Job offer and salary negotiations
  • Post-college transition
  • Navigating career path changes

Book a time to meet with Cooper!