Stacey Donohue is a professor in the Writing and Literature department at Central Oregon Community College. She earned her PhD in English at the Graduate Center in 1995. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Stacey talks about the importance of enjoying teaching and mentoring students if you’re applying to teach at community college; the subtle art of being adaptable to the needs of a diverse student body; and the value of getting some experience in university administration while you’re in graduate school.
Chris Meatto is an alumnus of the Graduate Center's MALS program. His concentration was digital humanities with a focus in history. He teaches history and global studies at Greens Farms Academy, an independent school in Connecticut. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Chris sheds light on the hiring process of independent schools and explains what he enjoys most about developing curriculum, working with teenagers, and collaborating with fellow teachers.
Diversity statements are a relatively new component of academic job applications. While some institutions may still ask you to address the topic of diversity within your cover letter, others now… Read the rest
Chang Chung earned his PhD in environmental psychology at the Graduate Center in 2013. He recently left his job as a researcher specializing in program evaluation and policy research for the FDNY Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the Fire Department of New York. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Chang talks about the value of trying out unexpected things during your PhD program, the similarities and differences between academic research and working for a nonprofit, and the importance of being able to translate your research into actionable insights to make an impact in your chosen field of work.
Many PhD candidates consider non-tenure track jobs only as a Plan B. However, there are many reasons that teaching positions at independent schools are highly desirable. For instance, teaching at… Read the rest
This post was revised from a previous post by Flannery Amdahl published February 22, 2014, which summarized information about a past career event. Representatives from New York Interschool‘s Faculty Diversity… Read the rest
Avalon Garcia is a senior medical writer for Evolution Medical Communications, a consulting firm that crafts communication and educational materials for pharmaceutical companies and the patients and healthcare staff they serve. Avalon earned her PhD in 2008 in biochemistry from Hunter College and the GC. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Avalon talks about the importance of inviting feedback on your work, the value of getting started early in your job search, and how to cultivate those all-important mindsets of lifelong learning and collaboration that will help you thrive in your new working life.
The following is the third in a three-part series on the publication of an academic article. The previous posts in this series focused on selecting an appropriate journal and preparing your manuscript for submission. This post focuses on what to do after receiving a “revise and resubmit.”
Attending a career fair gives you the opportunity to meet directly with potential employers, many of whom may be actively hiring. Speaking with an organization’s representatives gives you the chance… Read the rest
Mike Pino is the global learning partner for Cognizant, a fortune-200 IT services and business process outsourcing company based in New Jersey. He’s responsible for setting the learning curriculum for 40,000 employees who work in data analytics, artificial intelligence, programming, and digital engineering that keeps them up-to-date with today’s digital trends. Mike earned his PhD in English from the Graduate Center in 2004. In this episode, Mike tells us about and the importance of pursuing learning outside your PhD discipline, the breakthrough insights you can gain by applying your academic interests and training in business contexts, and the importance of conveying your value to companies in ways they can understand and appreciate.
The following is the second in a three-part series on the publication of an academic article. The previous post focused on selecting an appropriate journal. This post focuses on revising your paper for submission.
Bren Cavallo earned his PhD in Mathematics from the Graduate Center. He's a data scientist at M Science, a data-driven research and analytics firm that uses unconventional data sets to uncover strategic insights on trends for leading financial institutions and corporations. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Bren talks about the similarities and differences between data science and academic research; how agile design sprints can enhance your productivity; and the benefits of taking a bootcamp to sharpen your skills and work portfolio for emerging tech jobs where credentials are always evolving.
We all know presenting at academic conferences is important: Doing so helps us gain experience clearly and concisely explaining complex ideas, responding to unexpected questions, networking, and oftentimes reshaping our… Read the rest
In my previous blog postings about interviewing, I’ve discussed job interview preparation, typical interview questions and how to handle them, and various interview formats. The one variable which I have… Read the rest
Rocio Raña earned her PhD in Linguistics from the Graduate Center. She runs Langalo, a translation business in New York City. She also works on different research projects, publishes, and continues to teach. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Rocio shares her time management tips and some advice for continuing research outside of academia.