Category Archives: Professional Development

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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.

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

From the Office of Career Planning & Professional Development

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Dear Students,

We have been busy working on an NEH challenge grant, Next Generation Humanities PhD, which we were privileged to receive, as one of a select number of institutions​, for the 2016-17 academic year. Our project, The New PhD: A Renaissance of Public Engagement, is an attempt to develop resources and foster programmatic changes that will prepare students not only for careers on the tenure track but in professional spheres beyond, where they might put the expertise of a humanities or humanistic social science PhD to work in professions that engage different publics. To cap off our efforts, on May 4, 2017,​ we will host a town hall meeting, Post Grad (Center): Engaging Publics with a PhD,  which will bring together Graduate Center faculty, students, and alum such as yourself for panel discussions, networking, and a keynote address. Continue reading May 4 | Post Grad (Center): Engaging Publics with a PhD

Extended deadline to May 2 | Altfest Graduate Internship Program, Summer 2017

Altfest Graduate Internships

The Graduate Center Office of Career Planning and Professional Development facilitates partnerships with local institutions to host graduate student internships. The opportunities are meant to encourage graduate students to explore diverse career options, while developing skills and experience that will advance their career goals.

Candidates are encouraged to have their application materials reviewed through the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development before applying. Continue reading Extended deadline to May 2 | Altfest Graduate Internship Program, Summer 2017

April 25 | Publicizing Your Research: Building, Communicating, and Branding Your Academic Identity

Tuesday, 04/25/2017
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Graduate Center, Room C202

If you haven’t published yet, don’t worry, there are other options for you! Digital media technologies have become increasingly important in academic life, offering new opportunities and new challenges to get your academic voice heard outside of peer-reviewed journals.

Digital technologies provide academics an array of platforms on which to share their work, broaden its reach and impact, gain recognition, and engage broader audiences. This panel event brings together prominent public-facing academics across fields to discuss best practices for GC students to cultivate, communicate, and connect their research to diverse stakeholders in innovative ways. Continue reading April 25 | Publicizing Your Research: Building, Communicating, and Branding Your Academic Identity

April 20 | Alumni Panel on Entrepreneurship

Careers in Entrepreneurship

Thursday, April 20, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Room C197

Graduate Center alumni have created a dizzying assortment of successful businesses demonstrating that PhD skills are transferable to avenues outside of academia. At this panel discussion on entrepreneurship you’ll learn from recent alumni how to apply your skills toward opening and running your own business or nonprofit, what challenges you might face and how to overcome them, and why entrepreneurship might be the right path for you.

Please register to attend here.

Panelists:

Jennifer Bernstein, PhD English, Founder and President, Get Yourself into College, Inc.

Maya Hess, PhD Criminology, Founder and CEO, Red T

Yonatan Reinberg, PhD Anthropology, Co-founder and Lead Developer, Social Ink

Mar 29 | TLC Workshop: Social Reading and Writing with Online Annotation Tools

March 29, 1-3pm
Room 9206

Are you looking for ways to improve your students’ close reading skills or to kickstart class discussion by asking students to annotate readings online as a group before they come to class? Are you trying to find (new) strategies for peer review or collaborative writing projects? Or are you designing a hybrid or online course and looking for ways to move reading and writing online? Continue reading Mar 29 | TLC Workshop: Social Reading and Writing with Online Annotation Tools

Mar 23 | GC Digital Initiatives Data Visualization Workshop

Workshop: “Visualization 2”  Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 – 6:30-8:30pm

Have you learned some Python and now want to learn how to make pretty pictures out of your data? This workshop is a deep dive into making graphs using the matplotlib visualization library. We’ll cover the basics of making pie charts, bar graphs, line and scatter plots, heatmaps, and putting data on maps using matplotlib & basemap and spend some time on how to make them pretty.

This workshop will be hosted by GC Digital Fellow Hannah Aizenman.

Register HERE

April 6 | Alumni Mentoring Roundtable

Thursday, April 6, 2017
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Kelly Skylight Room, 9100, Graduate Center

When it comes to the job hunt, it’s often not what you know, it’s who. Our GC alum find great jobs inside and outside the academy. These are people you should know. On April 6th, you can meet nine of them at our Alumni Mentoring Roundtable.

Attend and you’ll have an opportunity to ask alumni working in an array of fields about how they started out in their career, get tips about how you might do the same, and find out what they like and find challenging about the jobs they now hold. Continue reading April 6 | Alumni Mentoring Roundtable

Mar 16 | GCDI Intro to Python Workshop

Workshop: “Introduction to Python Programming”  Thursday, March 16th, 2017 – 6:30-8:30pm

Python is a programming language that can be used for a wide range of tasks, including collecting and analyzing data in a variety of formats, building web applications, and much more. It is an extremely popular programming language for academic researchers because of its flexibility and adaptability. In this workshop, we will learn the basic of working with the Python programming language. This workshop is designed for Python beginners; a prior knowledge of programming is not required.

This workshop will be hosted by GC Digital Fellow Rachel Rakov.

Register HERE