Programming this Spring brought to you by the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development.  Here are four opportunities to meet and talk with GC alumni.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.

Group discussions will be small, informal, and interactive. You’ll be paired with potential mentors in three rotating groups of four to six students, with each discussion lasting 20-25 minutes, giving you a chance to chat with alum from three different fields. The last 30 minutes will be an open networking session.

Sign up to attend using this link. Please indicate the three mentors you’d like to meet with in order of preference. (Alumni mentors are listed below.)

We do hope to see you there.


-Karen Altfest (History, 1979)
Principal Advisor and EVP of Client Relations, Altfest Personal Wealth Management

-Michael Conn (Environmental Psychology, 2000)
Independent Consultant – Research, Evaluation & Planning

-Subir Dhamoon (Mathematics, 2013)
Bank Examiner, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

-Saul Fisher (Philosophy, 1997)
Executive Director for Grants and Academic Initiatives and Professor of Philosophy, Mercy College

-Lorraine Hariton (While not official an alumna, Ms. Hariton is interested in talking with GC students.)
SVP Global Partnerships, New York Academy of Sciences

– Jerry Kestenbaum (Clinical Psychology, 1983)
Founder & CEO,

– Henry (Hengyong) Mo (Economics, 2007)
Managing Director and Chief Economist, AIG

– Ray Quinlan (Economics, 2007)
Chairman & CEO, Sallie Mae

– Marilyn Puder York (Clinical Psychology, 1977)
Psychologist, Executive Coach

– Ying Zhou (Business, 1995)
Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers

Thursday, April 20, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Room C197
– Maya Hess, PhD Criminology, Founder and CEO, Red-T,
– Yonatan Reinberg, PhD Anthropology, Co-founder and Lead Developer, Social Ink,
(Additional panelists to be announced.)

Post Grad (Center): Engaging Publics with a PhD
Thursday, May 4, 2017
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.
9:30 registration begins, full program to be announced.

Careers at the Intersection of Business and Science
Thursday, May 25, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Room C198
Panelists to be announced

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