The who, what, and why . . .


Every year, hundreds of thousands of students around the world graduate with advanced degrees. Many have no idea what to do with them.

This is where Roostervane comes in. We’ll help you build a career you love, connecting your knowledge and skills beyond the walls of the academy. If you’re lost, it’s your self-guided path to reinvention.

Don’t just find a job. Find your purpose.

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HEY, I’M CHRIS . . .

I spent 15 years in post-secondary, eventually completing a PhD in religious studies. And I felt like I couldn’t do anything with it. I eventually worked for a think tank and in policy roles for the federal government. These roles put me into contact with leaders around the world, and I watched how they built their careers.

I realized that the biggest problems most people with degrees have is that they’re never taught how to do this: how to build careers.

I created Roostervane to be the resource that I wish I’d had during my education, to help students build amazing careers with whatever degree they’ve got — even if, like me, yours feels like it might not fit anywhere.

It does. You can do great things with your degree. This site will teach you how…


I’m excited to see where it takes you!

–Chris Cornthwaite

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meet the team...

Carolyne Cornthwaite

Branding & Operations

I am a graphic and brand identity designer and charged with all things creative at Roostervane.

I also have my own story of pivot and reinvention. I was educated and worked as a social worker for a number of years. I knew it wasn’t my passion so when I got the chance to jump into a creative field, I did and I never looked back.

I design logos, develop brands, and create commercial lettering art. If you want to work with me, you can find info on how to do that here (as well as a portfolio of my other projects)!

Happy to connect with you on social too!