Student looking for an apartment or roommates

I am a chemistry PhD student at City College and I am looking to rent a 2 or 3-bedroom apartment in the area (Washington Heights, West Harlem, Hudson Heights etc) with 1 or 2 other people. Ideally, I want to move in on July 1st. I am looking for someone who is clean, organized, and doesn’t smoke or do drugs or has any animals. I am quiet but easy-going as long as everything is kept clean. My budget is $850 per month. Please contact me at akligman@gradcenter.cuny.edu if you are interested!


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

May 24 | Intimate Measures: Amy Herzog and Nitin Ahuja

6:30pm, The James Gallery

Self-management—defined as “management of or by oneself; taking responsibility for one’s own behavior and well-being”—is a term that crops up in diverse contexts across contemporary culture, from corporate PowerPoints that extol lean labor to diet blogs and internet support groups for dealing with chronic pain. Media studies scholar Amy Herzog will present new research exploring self-management in relation to digestion and the human microbiome, with particular attention to how neoliberal attitudes inflect the burgeoning market for designer gut-health regimens. Herzog will examine the rhetoric of self-betterment and self-control at play in digestion-focused internet communities, discussing psychosomatic connections between cultivating intestinal flora and regulating emotion. Continue reading May 24 | Intimate Measures: Amy Herzog and Nitin Ahuja

5/22 & 5/24 | DSC Finals Relief Stations w/ FREE chair massages

The DSC is once again sponsoring Finals Relief Stations this spring to help you rest, relax, and refresh while studying, writing, grading, and dealing with general end-of-semester stresses.


1st floor of the library, beyond the elevators


Along with napping/meditation stations, there will be FREE 10 minute chair massages. Please come early in the day to sign up for a slot; you need to reserve a slot for the massages, and they fill up fast.


Monday, 5/22, 12pm-6pm
Wednesday, 5/24, 12pm-6pm

May 18 | Glitch Girls: Jen Liu with Aliza Shvarts

6:30 pm, The James Gallery

Soft Skills artist Jen Liu will screen and discuss her video work The Pink Detachment (2016), as well as portions of her work in progress, Pink Slime Caesar Shift. Following her presentation Liu will be joined by artist and performance theorist Aliza Shvarts for a conversation on resistant reproductive temporalities and opacity as an intersectional strategy.

Liu’s talk will elaborate on these projects and their many sources of inspiration, from Drunk Tank Pink, a bubblegum shade known for its palliative psychological effects, to the “charm offensive” soft power tactics of Asia’s international relations. The artist will also discuss her ongoing field research with labor organizers and NGOs in China.

Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the PhD Program in Art History, The Graduate Center, CUNY.

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:


(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

May 17 | The Digital GC End-of-Year Showcase and Activism and the Intersectional Internet

Please consider joining us for the final 2 events sponsored by the GC Digital Initiatives in 2016-2017: The Digital GC End-of-Year Showcase and our graduate symposium, Activism and the Intersectional Internet:

The Digital GC End-of-Year Showcase
Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Martin E. Segal Theatre, The Graduate Center
Event hashtag: #digitalgc
Free and Open to the Public
Reception to follow, room 3317

Please join us for a special event at the Graduate Center showcasing the wide array of digital projects initiated during the 2016-2017 academic year. The program features projects by members of the GC community, including:    Continue reading May 17 | The Digital GC End-of-Year Showcase and Activism and the Intersectional Internet

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