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Government jobs can offer graduates the opportunity to conduct interesting, challenging, and important research (not to mention… Read the rest
Julia Gruberg works at the Center for Faith and Community Partnerships at the NYC Mayor's Office. She got this position after taking an internship with the New York State Assembly Graduate Internship Program. Julia has a Masters in Liberal Studies from the GC. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, she speaks to us about the satisfactions of working in the public sector, and how academic training prepares you for a wider range of career possibilities than you might expect.
The Office of Career Planning & Professional Development is dedicated to providing our graduate students with career related guidance. Specifically, we have been working to bring to our students a… Read the rest
Andy Bast is an Associate Producer for 60 Minutes at CBS. He earned his Masters of Arts degree in Political Science in 2009 from the Graduate Center. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Andy talks with us about how he landed his job and how his time at the Graduate Center helped his career. He also offers some advice on how to leverage skills from graduate school in a competitive market.
Ivo Vigan is a computer programmer and research analyst at Bloomberg LP, a financial software and media company based in New York. Ivo earned his PhD in Computer Science at the Graduate Center. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Ivo talks about running his own startup as a student, how life in the private sector can be surprisingly similar to life in academia, and how his PhD gives him key skills to create value at his new company.
Brea Tremblay graduated from the Graduate Center's Masters of Liberal Studies program with a concentration in international affairs. She has worked as a writer and editor at multiple media companies and now she handles content strategy at Viacom. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Brea talks with us about her own journey and gives advice for graduate students thinking about careers in media.
Janette Yarwood is Staff Director for the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations. When this interview was recorded, though, Janette worked at the U.S. Department of State, where she was Chair of the Sub-Saharan Africa Area Studies program at the Foreign Service Institute. Janette earned her PhD in Anthropology at the Graduate Center. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Janette talks about her reasons for pursuing a career in government, the advantages her academic training gives her, as well as the satisfactions that come with applying her skills to make a difference in international affairs.
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. Allison's job focuses on tolling operations, revenue forecasting, facility planning and traffic analysis, as well as toll and transportation policy. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Allison offers advice to students considering careers outside academia, and shares how the skills she developed as a PhD student have helped her in her career.
Introduction: About Design Thinking
As a graduate student, you have a knowledge base and skill-set that makes you an attractive candidate to prospective employers in industry, government, and nonprofit sectors.… Read the rest
What Can You Do?
Earning a PhD in the social sciences is often considered a precursor to entering the professoriate. Most social scientists have traditionally worked in higher educational… Read the rest
Why write a book? There are many reasons. Writing a book helps you clarify your thinking, establishes your authority, boosts your confidence, promotes your research, expands your audience, helps… Read the rest
Informational interviews are a form of networking. Think of them as ways of gathering information about workplaces and introducing yourself to potential employers. What kinds of needs do they… Read the rest