Leighann Starkey is a graduate of the PhD Program in Psychology, with a specialization in developmental psychology, at the Graduate Center. She is now Director of Evaluation at Education Through Music.
This is the first of a two-part series. This post is devoted to the more traditional remote interviewing techniques, i.e., phone interviews and webcam interviews conducted by actual human beings.
While resumes are almost always only one-page long, their content can vary greatly depending on the position to which you’re applying. Here is a list of common sections to include on your resume.
Natalia Ortiz is Director of Programs at The Center for Racial Justice in Education, a nonprofit based out of New York City. She earned her PhD in Urban Education at the Graduate Center.
There are many ways to make your resume shine a little brighter. Take another look at your resume and consider these seven editing tips to improve your job-search document.
Suzie Housley is an alum of the Graduate Center's PhD Program in Earth and Environmental Science. She is a subject matter expert at StormSensor, a water infrastructure tech company.
Once you are on LinkedIn and have something that resembles a profile, your next step is optimization. Profile optimization makes it more likely that you will be found by others and approached for career and networking opportunities.
James Lendemer graduated from the PhD Program in Biology at the Graduate Center with a concentration in plant sciences. He is Assistant Curator at the New York Botanical Garden and Assistant Professor at the Graduate Center.
Within your LinkedIn profile page, people first look at your picture, followed by your name and your title. These are the most important parts to get right.
Naomi Schear graduated with her PhD in Social Welfare from the Graduate Center. She is Assistant Commissioner of Policy and Planning in the Division of Child and Family Well-Being at the NYC Administration for Children's Services.
The start of the semester is a great time to routinely update and organize your job search materials. Even if you don't plan on going on the job market for several more semesters, taking these steps now will save you time and stress when you do begin your job hunt.
Julie Viollaz graduated with her PhD in Criminal Justice from the Graduate Center. She is a wildlife crime researcher at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna, Austria.
The Office of Career Planning & Professional Development (CP&PD) supports the Graduate Center’s students in exploring career paths and achieving their professional goals.
Juliette Gorson earned her PhD from the biology program at the Graduate Center in 2018. On the day of the interview, Juliette had just finished her last day as an account executive at Russo Partners, a science communications firm.
Although a graduate degree no longer guarantees you a faculty position, that doesn’t mean all hope is lost. What it does mean, however, is that you must be able to show potential employers the skills and experiences that make you stand out from other applicants.
Kishore Gangangari earned his PhD in chemistry from the Graduate Center. He is a life science consultant at Charles Rivers Associates, a global consulting firm that provides expertise on litigation, business strategy, and government policies.
Participating in volunteer work and community service can be a great addition to your graduate school experience. New York City has a particularly large number of opportunities for people who are ready to help.
Kurt Reynertson is a graduate of the Biology PhD Program at the Graduate Center. He is now Manager of Regulatory & Stewardship Policy at Johnson & Johnson.
Regardless of whether you would like to pursue a tenure-track faculty position or a career in industry, there are many steps you can take to begin building your CV or resume while in graduate school that can help your job documents stand out later.
Marian Díaz-Wionczek earned her PhD from the psychology program at the Graduate Center. She is Principal at MDW Consulting & Research, a consulting firm for children's educational media and technology.