Academic administrators play vital roles in the larger university ecosystem, as well as provide direct support to students, faculty, and other staff. These positions enable you to put your degree to work in intellectually and personally fulfilling ways.
Michelle McSweeney is director of data quality at Converseon, a social media analytics and consulting agency. Michelle earned her PhD in linguistics at the Graduate Center in 2016.
Astrid Rodriguez earned her PhD in educational psychology from the Graduate Center. She currently works at NYU managing the implementation of Student Success initiatives in Enrollment Management.
Lisa Tagliaferri is a postdoctoral fellow in MIT's digital humanities program. She earned her PhD in the comparative literature program at the GC in 2017, and she spent several years outside academia working as a community manager and developer educator at the cloud computing company Digital Ocean.
A research statement is a map for your career as a researcher, expanding on how you describe your research in your cover letter. A research statement should document a three- to five-year plan that lays out attainable goals.
Jay Blair is assistant professor of geography and anthropology at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona. Jay earned his PhD in the anthropology program at the GC, before taking a Mellon public fellowship with the American Council for Learned Societies.
Carolyn Neuhaus is a research scholar at the Hastings Center, the oldest independent, nonpartisan, interdisciplinary research institute in the world. She earned her PhD in Philosophy from the Graduate Center.
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.
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 a diversity statement, you will draw on your personal background and past experiences to demonstrate your understanding of power, privilege, and the barriers to access faced by underrepresented populations.
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 New York City Fire Department.
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 the Graduate Center.
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.”
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 libraries hosting your research materials are far-flung?
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
Even if you’re not (yet) looking for a job, not (yet) interested in pursuing jobs outside academia, or not (yet) sure about how your studies and interests intersect with those of attending employers, there are tangible benefits to be gained from attending a career fair.