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Office of Career Planning Workshops

Cultivating a Public Voice for Your Research
02/28/2017
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm in room 9206

Digital media technologies have become increasingly important in academic life, offering both new opportunities and new challenges. Digital technologies provide academics an array of platforms on which to share their work, broaden its reach, gain recognition and involve a range of stakeholders. At the same time, such technologies raise concerns for researchers about how legacy academic institutions value (or do not) such work, while also potentially making them vulnerable to political attacks.

This panel event brings together prominent public-facing academics across disciplines to discuss best practices for GC students to cultivate a public voice for their scholarship through innovative ways of conceiving, communicating, and connecting their research to broader audiences. Panelists will discuss strategies and mindsets that students can use to publicize their research through blogs, op-eds, social media and digital repositories. Panelists include GC alumna

Dr. Kara Alaimo (Communications at Hofstra),

Dr. Katina Rogers (the Futures Initiative at GC), and

Dr. Jessie Daniels (Sociology at GC). The event will be moderated by Polly Thistlethwaite, Chief Librarian at the GC.

Please sign up to attend here.

Careers in Data Science
02/23/2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm in C198

At this panel, you’ll hear from alums who have gotten jobs in data science. Businesses and governments alike need people who know what to do with the large amounts of data they collect. Our speakers will be:

  • Mark Kanner, Senior Data Scientist, Aetna and GC PhD in physics
  • Deb Kim, Senior Data Strategist at the Federal Reserve Bank of NY and GC PhD in political science
  • Andi Shehu, CEO ByteFlow Dynamics and GC PhD in physics
  • Peter Terlecky, Data Scientist, AIG, and GC PhD in math

The speakers will discuss how they built careers in data science, which skills from graduate work best translate to this field, how hiring is done, and where to look for opportunities.  Please sign up to attend here.

Job Search Workshops

Creating Job Search Documents
CUNY Graduate Center, room 9204, New York NYPlease sign up to attend here.
02/21/2017
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Interviewing & Negotiating Offers 
CUNY Graduate Center, room 7209, New York NY
02/22/2017
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Please sign up to attend here.  

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