Category Archives: Professional Development Workshops

Workshop on Exploring Career Paths

Exploring Career Paths: How to Find Your Professional Fit (Humanities and Social Sciences)

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
4:00 pm – 5:30 p.m., Graduate Center, Room 7209

Exploring Career Paths: How to Find Your Professional Fit (STEM)

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
4:00 pm – 5:30 p.m., Graduate Center, Room 7209

About the Workshop

What’s the best way to explore and research different career paths? What career options exist beyond academia? This workshop introduces the employment landscape and how you might find your fit therein. We’ll talk about what other PhD and MA/MS students have gone on to do, and whether making similar choices would be right for you. Participants will have the opportunity to assess their values, skills, and interests, and discuss how these apply to various career paths. We will also discuss other career assessment tools and resources available to GC students and alumni.

Please fill out our event registration form to let us know you’re coming.

 

 

April 4 | Careers for Humanists in Research, Education, and Outreach

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 5:00–7:00pm

Art History Lounge, Room 3408

This event is co-sponsored by the PublicsLab, the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development, the Department of Art History, and the Department of History.

Four humanities PhDs (including two alumni of The Graduate Center!) working at the Rockefeller Archive Center (RAC) will discuss possible career trajectories for humanities PhDs, including soft money positions, the relationship between academic and non-academic jobs, and how to manage the varied commitments entailed by pursuing a graduate degree. As a team, they are responsible for building the Center’s public profile through archival research, digital storytelling, institutional and educational outreach, and organized partnerships with donors, scholars, and foundation practitioners. Panelists were trained in various academic disciplines, and embarked upon distinct paths in pursuit of the doctorate and an alt-ac career.

For more information about panelists, please visit the PublicsLab website.

A panel discussion and Q&A will be followed by the chance to mingle and network. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP.

Open Classroom Month, March 9-April 11th

The Graduate Center’s Teaching and Learning Center’s Open Teaching Initiative is pleased to launch the Open Classroom Month. Designed to help prepare and familiarize Graduate Center students with CUNY’s undergraduate classrooms as well as a range of instructional models, Open Classroom Month invites Graduate Center students to visit classes taught by experienced CUNY faculty. Observing how other instructors develop and implement lessons, manage discussions, utilize classroom space and technology, and mix instructional methods can help Graduate Center student instructors evolve as teachers, and, for those just starting out in the classroom, can help demystify college instruction.

Numerous faculty from a variety of CUNY campuses and disciplines have generously agreed to open their classes from March 9th-April 11th. To browse the complete list of open classes, please visit http://cuny.is/open-teaching. You can view Open Classes by campus or by teaching method keyword. Participating instructors have provided a brief description of their teaching practices and what you can expect to experience during the class visit.

We encourage Graduate Center students to visit as many classes and explore as many instructional methods as they can: visit classes both in and outside your discipline; use Open Classroom Month as a way to familiarize yourself with the student body, classrooms and logistics of multiple CUNY campuses, as well as as an opportunity to see instructional methods that you plan to use, already use, are hesitant to incorporate, or that may even be completely new.

To sign-up to visit a class, click the “sign-up to visit” link and use the Doodle Poll scheduler to see all available dates and times. Please be certain that any sessions you select fit your schedule, including commute time to campus and navigating the classroom. The day before you visit the class, please send the instructor a brief email to let them know you’ll attend.

You will need to sign-in at the front desk of each campus using your Graduate Center ID card, so please budget time to do so. Make sure that you’re able to arrive at least five minutes early to the course, and, if you can, introduce yourself to the instructor. Participating faculty have generously opened three spaces/visit in each class session, so be sure to sign-up as soon as possible and/or remove yourself from the sign-up if your schedule changes. The Teaching and Learning Center will notify each instructor to expect your visit. Maps to each CUNY senior campus can be found here.

If you would like to sign up without your name being public, or if you have any questions, please send an email both tlc@gc.cuny.edu and avra.spector@gmail.com.

Thank you for your interest in Open Teaching Month, and we sincerely hope you’ll be able to take advantage of this opportunity!

Mar 7 | Teaching Positions with Bard Early College

Bard Early College Information Session

Thursday, March 7, 2019
3:15-4:15 p.m.

Bard Early Colleges Faculty: A Ph.D. Career Path to Consider

This information session for doctoral students in all fields will introduce teaching in the Bard Early Colleges as a career path to consider.  The Bard Early Colleges have over 200 faculty, the great majority with terminal degrees in their fields, teaching at ten campuses, predominantly in major urban centers. Nearly all positions are full-time and tenure-track.

Through a tuition-free college program in the liberal arts and sciences, the Bard Early Colleges help high school students, particularly those at risk of not completing postsecondary education, access, afford, and complete college. The ideal faculty candidates are educators passionate about their fields of study and committed to advancing equity through rigorous curricula made accessible to students with varied academic preparation. Bard Early Colleges campuses are currently in New York City, New York State, Newark, Baltimore, Cleveland, New Orleans, and Shenzhen, China; a new campus in Washington, DC is opening this year.

Session leader: John B. Weinstein, Dean of the Early Colleges, Bard College

For further information on the Bard Early Colleges, see our website.

You can use this link to view current position listings.

Please sign up to attend using this form.

 

Mar 12 | Careers in Finance and Data Science

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Graduate Center, Room C198

Data science is quickly growing and changing the financial industry. Data analysis skills can be used to analyze the relationships between financial data, behaviors, and peoples like never before, and as a result, it’s a great time to launch a career at the intersection of finance and data science.

Come to our career panel event to meet Graduate Center alumni from a range of fields who are working near the intersection of finance and data science. Our panelists will discuss how they moved from graduate school into their careers, what their day-to-day jobs entail, practical tips on applying graduate skills towards a successful career, and the benefits of working in this sector. This panel will be Q&A format and open to student questions.

Our panelists will include:

Please fill out our event registration form if you plan to attend.

Snacks will be served.

Mar 11 | Information Session with the Consulate General of Canada

Monday, March 11, 2019
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Graduate Center, room 9204

Representatives from the Immigration section of the Consulate General of Canada will be at the CUNY Graduate Center to do a presentation and cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • the process to become a Canadian via the Express Entry program
  • opportunities to work in Canada

International and U.S. citizen students and alumni from any discipline are welcome to attend.

Please fill out our event registration form to let us know you’re coming.

 

Mar 7 | Teaching Positions with Bard Early College

Bard Early College Information Session

Thursday, March 7, 2019
3:15-4:15 p.m.

Bard Early Colleges Faculty: A Ph.D. Career Path to Consider

This information session for doctoral students in all fields will introduce teaching in the Bard Early Colleges as a career path to consider.  The Bard Early Colleges have over 200 faculty, the great majority with terminal degrees in their fields, teaching at ten campuses, predominantly in major urban centers. Nearly all positions are full-time and tenure-track.

Through a tuition-free college program in the liberal arts and sciences, the Bard Early Colleges help high school students, particularly those at risk of not completing postsecondary education, access, afford, and complete college. The ideal faculty candidates are educators passionate about their fields of study and committed to advancing equity through rigorous curricula made accessible to students with varied academic preparation. Bard Early Colleges campuses are currently in New York City, New York State, Newark, Baltimore, Cleveland, New Orleans, and Shenzhen, China; a new campus in Washington, DC is opening this year.

Session leader: John B. Weinstein, Dean of the Early Colleges, Bard College

For further information on the Bard Early Colleges, see our website.

You can use this link to view current position listings.

Please sign up to attend using this form.

 

Feb 21 | Careers in Nonprofit Development

Careers in Nonprofit Development

As you look beyond the GC, why should you consider taking a job–and starting a career–in fundraising? Because, in fundraising (a.k.a. “advancement” and “development”), you

  • Powerfully advance the mission of a non-profit
  • Engage donors with a cause
  • Focus the aims of a purpose-driven organization by sharpening its pitch
  • Employ the research, writing, communication, interpersonal, and even teaching skills that you honed at the GC
  • Enter into a field meant to grow 15% in the next ten years–much faster than the average occupation
  • Work in one of the best-compensated areas of the non-profit world

At our Careers in Nonprofit Development event, a panel of GC alumni will discuss both how they moved from the Graduate Center into careers in fundraising and the field’s benefits. Our panelists include

  • Katya Ilina (PhD, German), Director of Development Operations, Yale School of Management
  • Brooke Bryant (PhD, Musicology), Director of Development, Kaufman Music Center
  • Timothy Wilson [carnegiehall.org] (MPhil, French), Manager of Foundation Relations, The Carnegie Hall Corporation

Please come–to learn about a career in nonprofit development!

The event takes place on Thursday, February 21st from 6-8pm in Graduate Center Room 9205.

Please tell us you are coming: RSVP here.

Feb 7 | Ask a Career Adviser

Thursday, February 7, 2019
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, room 7209

Students are sometimes embarrassed to ask job search and career related questions because they think they should already know all the answers. However, when it comes to the job search, information can be hard to find and ever-changing.

In this far-reaching, open-ended session, you can ask anything at all about CV’s, resumes, cover letters, job applications, networking, LinkedIn, interviewing, negotiating, or any other job-related issue. Wherever you’re at in the job search process, we’re ready to answer your questions.

Please fill out our event registration form to let us know you’re coming.

Add the event to your digital calendar: webcal.