Professor Amy Wrzesniewski on Careers


Yale School of Management
Professor of Organizational Behavior

Professor Wrzesniewski''s research interests focus on how people make meaning of their work in difficult contexts (e.g., stigmatized occupations, virtual work, absence of work), and the experience of work as a job, career, or calling. Her current research involves studying how employees shape their interactions and relationships with others in the workplace to change both their work identity and the meaning of the job.


  • PhD , University of Michigan
  • MA , University of Michigan
  • BA , University of Pennsylvania


  • Managing Groups & Teams MGT 401
  • Global Virtual Teams MGT 418


  • Managing Groups & Teams MGT 401
  • Global Virtual Teams MGT 418


  • Outstanding Author Award , Emerald Publishing Literati Network Award for Excellence, 2014
  • Google Faculty Research Grant , Award given to support research, 2010
  • Davis Conference on Qualitative Research Best Paper Award , (with Jane Dutton and Gelaye Debebe), 2009
  • Representative-at-Large, Organizational Behavior Division , Academy of Management, 2008
  • Kauffman Grant , Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship, 2006
  • Finalist, Professor of the Year , NYU Stern School of Business, 2005
  • New York University Excellence in Teaching Award , NYU Stern School of Business, 2003
  • New York University Undergraduate College “Club 6” , Award given for teaching excellence, 2003
  • IBM Faculty Award , Award given for research excellence, 2002

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