Category Archives: Professional Development

Pre- and Early-Semester Course Planning Support from the TLC

The Teaching and Learning Center will host an open course planning workshop on Wednesday, August 23, from 2-6pm in Room 9206. Whether this is your first time teaching or you’re a seasoned veteran, whether you’ve got all your course materials prepared or you’ve just started pulling them together, you are welcome to discuss with TLC staff how you and your students can get the most out of your classes this semester. A TLC staff member will also be available to consult with attendees who want to launch WordPress sites for their courses, or are looking for assistance setting up other digital spaces for their courses.

During the first full week classes, August 28-September 1, TLC staff will also hold daily office hours to support GC students with course prep and reconfiguration, assignment design, or any other instructional matter. Drop by during any of the times below in room 3300.22, or email us at tlc@gc.cuny.edu to set-up another time to talk.

  • Monday, August 28th: 10am-12pm
  • Tuesday, August 29th: 1-3pm
  • Wednesday, August 30th: 1-3pm
  • Thursday: 1-3pm
  • Friday: 10am-12pm

No RSVP is required for either the workshop or office hours. We hope to see you!

The TLC will continue to hold daily office hours throughout the semester. We will announce the schedule for those as well as a preliminary workshop schedule in early September. 

Fall 2017 Professional Development Seminars

Students may register online for these courses, they are listed in the course schedule under “Professional Development”.  Course numbers and registration codes are listed below.  The courses are 0 credits and do not appear on student transcripts; they are free of charge and open to all matriculated Graduate Center students.

PDEV 79400  Advanced Spoken English: Teaching and Presentation Skills
GC:  Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Rm. 3209, 0 credits, [36616]
This course is designed to help students improve their spoken English in a variety of academic and casual settings through guided instruction of American-style conversation and direct instruction of spoken English fluency and pronunciation skills.  Additionally, students will be instructed in the standard methods and style of teaching and presenting for the American university classroom.  Students will also be discussing and learning about American culture via themes and topics that are relevant to the students’ interests. Continue reading Fall 2017 Professional Development Seminars

July 31 | Workshop on Faculty Job Market

Introduction to the Faculty Job Market
Monday, 07/31/2017
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Graduate Center, room 9204

Planning to go on the faculty job market this fall?  In this workshop, we will discuss what to expect and how to position yourself to be a strong candidate.  We’ll also talk about timelines, documents you’ll need, and how to manage your time when you are on the market.  Please let us know if you plan to attend by clicking here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSduD6I6kIZvxP8EiSP9iW6Zv7n7SlIMjhN0jnEaJklBbR9mWQ/viewform

Teach@CUNY Summer Institute, August 7-18

From August 7-18, the Graduate Center’s Teaching and Learning Center will be hosting the first Teach@CUNY Summer Institute, a comprehensive, hybrid course-preparation seminar for Graduate Center Teaching Fellows.

Participants will have the opportunity to work with TLC staff and each other to build community and discuss a wide range of issues related to teaching in the CUNY undergraduate classroom. The Institute’s design and format will accommodate both the summer schedules and varying degrees of time commitment possible among Graduate Center students, and will help those preparing their courses for the Fall 2017 semester to hit the ground running. Continue reading Teach@CUNY Summer Institute, August 7-18

June 15 | Writing a Strong Resume with Richard Montauk

Thursday,  06/15/2017
4:00 p.m., Graduate Center, Room C415A

Richard Montauk, author of How to Get Into the Top MBA Programs and noted career consultant, will lead a resume writing session designed to help graduate students and alumni be strategic in their pursuit of employment in the non-profit or for-profit world. Writing a strong resume is not merely a matter of converting a CV into a resume. Nor is it simply a matter of choosing amongst chronological, functional, or combination format–or deciding between one and multi-page formats. The advent of applicant tracking systems (ATS, in the jargon) requires a completely different approach to resume-writing for many jobs. We’ll explore each of these formats–when to use which, and how to get the most out of whichever one you choose. Please register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe2GF4vnpe7-brtWxQyrj3PJwuUeguHAfw2x8uTu_op4Ex8kQ/viewform

Richard will also offer follow up 15-minute career advising sessions on Friday, June 16th, between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. To sign up for an advising session, please email careerplan@gc.cuny.edu.

June 8 | Discover Your Options with Fatimah Williams Castro

Thursday, 06/08/2017
3:00 p.m., CUNY Graduate Center, room 9204

As a graduate student or postdoctoral scholar, you have a knowledge base and skill set that makes you an attractive candidate to prospective employers in industry, government, and nonprofit sectors. In this seminar, you will learn how to inventory your transferable skills and market yourself to prospective employers. We’ll show you:

  • The similarities and differences between the academic and postacademic job markets
  • Top applied career fields for graduates of STEM, social science and humanities programs, as applicable to the audience
  • The transferable skills and leadership competencies you need to compete for jobs in both academic and applied careers
  • The job application materials and online presentation you need to apply for jobs and to stand out in a competitive marketplace

Continue reading June 8 | Discover Your Options with Fatimah Williams Castro

NYS Assembly Graduate Internship Program in Albany

Dear CUNY Colleagues:

As we approach the close of spring 2017, I am writing to inform you about a superlative learning opportunity in Albany, the New York State Assembly Graduate Internship Program.

For background purposes, a link to the current Program information/application appears below:

http://assembly.state.ny.us/internship/graduates/

(The 2018 application package will be posted shortly. It will generally follow what you’ve read above.)

The fall semester deadline for 2018 applications will be November 1. However, Program faculty and administrators in Albany are eager to consider qualified candidates—especially CUNY graduate student candidates—during the summer, where feasible. Continue reading NYS Assembly Graduate Internship Program in Albany

Part-time Jobs at IBM

Preparing for Careers Outside of Academia (IBM Session)

Date/Time
Date(s) – 05/09/2017
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location
CUNY Graduate Center, room 9205

Ben Zweig and Jonathan DeBusk, GC alums from Economics and Sociology and current strategy consultants in the IBM Chief Analytics Office (CAO), will speak about their experience in searching for, interviewing and transitioning to careers outside of academia, as well as answer your questions. They will also talk about part-time opportunities that are currently available in the IBM CAO and will collect one-page CVs after the discussion. You can see a sample one-page CV here.

Please sign up to attend here.

May 9 | Preparing for Careers Outside of Academia

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, CUNY Graduate Center, room 9205

Ben Zweig and Jonathan DeBusk, GC alums from Economics and Sociology and current strategy consultants in the IBM Chief Analytics Office (CAO), will speak about their experience in searching for, interviewing and transitioning to careers outside of academia, as well as answer your questions. They will also talk about part-time opportunities that are currently available in the IBM CAO and will collect one-page CVs after the discussion. You can see a sample one-page CV here: https://careerplan.commons.gc.cuny.edu/wp-content/blogs.dir/2368/files/2016/01/Resume-nonacademic-internship-IBM.pdf
Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe2GF4vnpe7-brtWxQyrj3PJwuUeguHAfw2x8uTu_op4Ex8kQ/viewform