About Flannery Amdahl
Flannery is a PhD candidate in the GC's Political Science department.
Posts by Flannery Amdahl:
Government jobs offer graduates the opportunity to conduct interesting, challenging, and important research on public policy (not to mention perks like relative job stability, health care and retirement benefits, fixed pay scales, and time off).
Allison de Cerreno has a PhD in Political Science from the CUNY Graduate Center. She now works as Assistant Director for Policy and Business Programs in the Tunnels, Bridges, and Terminals Department at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
[show_avatar email=4265 user_link=authorpage show_name=true show_email=true show_biography=true show_postcount=true avatar_size=35] Presenting a paper at an academic conference for the first time can be intimidating
As the nation’s largest employer, the U.S. federal government offers plenty of career opportunities
There are plenty of good job opportunities to be found through job search engines,
The application window for the GC’s Conference Presentation Support fund will open
Like the muddiest point exercise, the “minute paper” is an easy classroom assessment technique (CAT) that instructors can use to quickly check how well students are grasping course material.
Deciding to pursue a career outside of a traditional academic setting doesn’t mean you have to abandon the type of research you’ve learned to do in grad school. Recent GC… Read the rest
Sometimes grad students become so immersed in the world of academia that they don’t realize how many opportunities there are to apply their knowledge and experience to careers in other… Read the rest
[show_avatar email=4265 user_link=authorpage show_name=true show_email=true show_biography=true avatar_size=35] Students often disagree over deeply held beliefs. Sometimes tension boils over during class discussion, resulting in a “hot moment.” Exploring the causes… Read the rest
It can be exhausting when you’re trying to teach the course content that’s specific to your discipline, but you end up spending tons of class time with students just covering… Read the rest
Growing up, GC alum Salas Sanchez-Bennasar said everyone around her had “a very strong conviction that what you studied in college determined your career, so that choice carried with it… Read the rest
“My advice to those who are considering alternatives to academia is this,” Rachel Burstein wrote two years ago in a professional development advice blog for the history department. “Determine what… Read the rest
[show_avatar email=4265 user_link=authorpage show_name=true show_email=true show_biography=true show_postcount=true avatar_size=35] Welcome back, and, if you’re teaching this semester, we hope you had a good first week! The beginning of the semester… Read the rest