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. As my field, English, is in the humanities, this will necessarily shape my narration,… Read the rest
We all know that presenting at academic conferences is an important part of professional development, as is time spent at research libraries. But what to do when conferences and the… Read the rest
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
Next week, the Graduate Center’s Office of Career Planning & Professional Development will host a Public Policy Career Fair. This is an amazing opportunity for GC students of all levels… 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 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. As my field, English, is in the humanities, this will necessarily shape my narration,… Read the rest
See the earlier post in this two-part series, “Where to Find Calls for Papers in the Humanities,” for guidance on how to select relevant cfps. Now that you’ve found a… Read the rest
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
The following is the first in a three-part series on the publication of an academic article. As my field, English, is in the humanities, this will necessarily shape my narration,… 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.
Having had more than 50 jobs during the course of my career, I’ve used many methods to search for jobs from the more primitive to the high tech including: walking… Read the rest
Neil Hernandez is an Asylum Officer at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Agency, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security. Neil earned his PhD in the Political Science Program at the Graduate Center. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Neil tells us about the rewards of blending practice and theory in public administration, the rewards of making a difference in people’s lives by understanding and affecting policy implementation, and the different ways that qualitative research skills he gained during his PhD have helped him thrive in his role at the agency.
Rob Silva is a Senior Medical Director- Neurology at Ipsen Pharmaceuticals. He earned his PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology from the Graduate Center. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Rob talks about how to sell your graduate school experience and research skills to a hiring manager in the pharmaceutical industry. He also discusses the importance of informational interviews and preparing for your job search while you're still in school.
Lauren Suchman is Evaluation Director at the Institute for Global Health Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. Lauren earned her PhD from the Anthropology Program at the Graduate Center. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Lauren tells us about the importance of shaping a narrative around your career choices and the benefits of thinking and preparing for post-dissertation life early in your PhD training, as well as the sacrifices and unexpected joys of applying research in outcome-driven contexts.
To all new and returning students and faculty, welcome to the Fall semester 2018! At the GC’s Office of Career Planning & Professional Development, we’re here to support your goals.… Read the rest