Charlotte Gartenberg received her PhD from the Graduate Center’s Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures (LAILAC) program. She is now a freelance writer, editor, translator, and podcast producer based in New York City.
Networking might be the best way to find out about different career paths and ultimately secure a position. This blog post will identify a few easy ways by which you can begin to activate your network.
Many graduate students may feel hesitant about reaching out to advisors and supervisors for letters of recommendation; however, there are things you can do to help keep the process smooth and painless for both you and your recommenders.
We tend to focus on the positive things you should do in the job search, but actually, avoiding mistakes is also an important pathway to success. Don’t underestimate the importance of what not to do in certain situations.
Eric Knudsen earned his PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at the Graduate Center and is now a Lead Researcher at LinkedIn.
Social media can play an important role in your job search. Maintaining a professional Twitter account can help you network, build your brand, and find out about job opportunities.
According to the ADA, a person is not required to disclose a disability either during the interview process or as an employee until an accommodation is needed. If you don’t need an accommodation, it’s also perfectly fine to never disclose at all.
To make the most of a career fair, you should have a clear plan as to how you’ll speak with potential employers. This means knowing what kinds of questions to ask, as well as how to market yourself so that the representative has a clear sense of your value.
Lauren Reches earned her PhD in French from the Graduate Center. She is currently the National Sales Director at Skurnik Wine & Spirits, an alcohol import and distribution company headquartered in NYC.
You no doubt have heard that networking is key to a successful career. These days, we need to be cultivating and growing our connections throughout our entire career, not just when we need a job.
It’s important that you not confuse CVs and resumes, as they each have very different lengths and content. This blog post will explain the key similarities and differences between these two important documents.
Kyle O’Donnell received her Master’s in Linguistics from the Graduate Center. She now works as an Intelligent Virtual Assistant (IVA) Analyst at Synchrony, a consumer financial services company.
The success of virtual and hybrid conferences suggests that they may be here to stay. While we continue to weather the pandemic from home, take advantage of these virtual conferences to network, move your research forward, and engage with professional communities.
Do you have a passion for social and economic justice? Do you want to be on the front lines of activism? If so, consider a career in the Labor Movement.
Our panelists are Kriti Kalpana and Deepak Menon, who both earned their PhDs in Biochemistry at the GC, and Miruna Ghinia Tegla, who earned her PhD in Biology at Babeș-Bolyai University in Romania. At the time of the panel, Kriti was a postdoc at the New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute; Deepak was an oncology postdoc at the University of Maryland, Baltimore; and Miruna was a biology postdoc at CUNY’s City College.
LinkedIn is a social networking tool that connects professionals in various fields around the world. It is also a helpful resource for finding and applying to jobs.
Kathleen Wallace earned her AuD in Audiology from the Graduate Center. She is now a clinical audiologist at the New York Otolaryngology Group and an adjunct assistant professor at the Graduate Center.
You might go your whole career and never be asked an illegal job interview question—but it does happen on rare occasion. In this post, you’ll learn how to identify illegal interview questions and how to handle it if you’re asked one.
Two of our panelists, Samuel T. Frank (PhD Earth & Environmental Sciences) and Eli Lansey (PhD Physics), are alumni of the Graduate Center. Our third panelist, Laura Ricciardi (PhD Applied Developmental Psychology), is a graduate of Fordham University. At the time of this recording, Samuel was a climate curriculum researcher at the Billion Oyster Project, Eli was a researcher at Riverside Research, and Laura was a research associate at Metis Associates.
One of the best features of LinkedIn is being able to identify someone you might know at an organization, particularly one that you are targeting or has an open position.