Category Archives: Professional Development

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

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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

End of Semester Graduate Writing Consultations

Final papers & coursework due? We can help! Sign up for a writing consultation below.

Appointment spots are limited & fill up rapidly on a first-come first-serve basis. Sign up now to reserve your consultation.

Graduate writing consultants are available to meet with Graduate Center students to review students’ written materials and to discuss writing-related issues. Students can bring writing from a variety of genres, including course assignments, conference and dissertation materials, and more. Consultants address questions on both the micro (e.g. sentence structure, grammar, clarity) and macro (e.g. brainstorming, organization) levels. Consultants do not “correct” or copy-edit student writing; rather, they help students learn and implement writing strategies.

All meetings are confidential. Meetings last 45 minutes. Our office is located in room 3300.10

To make an appointment, follow these instructions.

Spring 2017 hours:

Monday, Thursday, & Friday 9:00 – 12:00

Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday 2:00 – 4:00

Our sign-up sheet shows slots for 2 weeks at a time. Appointments are limited to two per student, per two-week block; this includes cancellations. For questions, email writinghelp@gc.cuny.edu.

Learn more about our graduate writing consultation services.

May 4 | Post Grad (Center): Engaging Publics with a PhD

From the Office of Career Planning & Professional Development

Please join us for a day of workshops and discussions around careers for PhDs and MAs in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. This event is part of our project, The New PhD: A Renaissance of Public Engagement, of our Graduate Center funded as part of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Next Generation PhD initiative.

Please register to attend here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1nDYbgZICa2dd29XSsWnTJetXCA3-AAQQ29fC4sF3hng/viewform?edit_requested=true

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April 21 | Getting What You Need From Your Advisor

Getting What You Need From Your Advisor
Friday, April 21st , 2017
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Room #9204

This FREE workshop will address: How to choose an advisor, how to build and maintain a working relationship with your advisor and what to do when problems occur

This workshop led by Arielle Shanok Ph.D., and Amanda Bono,

Please note that no food or beverage will be allowed during these workshops.

To register, please complete a workshop request application and bring it to the Wellness Center Student Counseling Services in Room 6422.  For more information please call (212) 817-8731.  You must have your student ID with current validation sticker available to present.