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Oct 19 | From Dissertation to First Book” with Ken Wissoker

Oct 26 | How to Launch a Startup

How to Launch a Startup

Thursday, 10/26/2017
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Graduate Center, Room C203

Ever thought of a better way of doing things? Ever had an idea that could make a splash? Ever wanted to start your own company? Entrepreneurship skills are useful not just for embarking on your own business venture. They’re increasingly useful across all kinds of workplaces, from academia to the tech industry.

CUNY Startups helps CUNY students learn entrepreneurship skills by building their own business projects using design thinkinglean startup, and agile development methods. At this event, CUNY Startups Executive Director Olga Bartnicki introduces GC students to what it takes to create your own business.

Olga is a seasoned entrepreneur and Harvard MBA who has launched and sold several startups. She now gives back to the NYC and CUNY community by running accelerator programs, workshops, and hackathons for an interdisciplinary group of graduate and undergraduate students from across CUNY campuses. From developing an idea and drafting a plan to acquiring key mindsets and skills, Olga will discuss the what, why, and how of launching a startup.

The event will be followed by an open Q&A with refreshments (coffee, cookies, etc.).

Please register to attend here.

Oct 24 | Behind the Scenes with a Faculty Search Committee

Tuesday, 10/24/2017
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Graduate Center, room C205

On the academic job market? Then don’t miss this panel. Faculty members from a range of fields will speak about their experiences as search committee members, both within the CUNY system and at other institutions. They’ll discuss how they read your application materials, what they look for in candidates, and what they expect from candidates in the interview process.
Faculty panelists will be:

  • Patricia M. Cooper, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Queens College, CUNY
  • Gregory T. Donovan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Communication and Media Studies and Co-Chair, Digital Humanities Working Group, Fordham University
  • Jane Sugarman, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Music, Graduate Center, CUNY Graduate Center

Please register to attend here.

IBM Summer Internship Recruiting + Resume Workshop, October

Writing a Strong Resume
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Graduate Center, room 9204

Just because your CV is four pages long doesn’t mean that your resume should be that long too! In this workshop, we will discuss how to write a professional and focused resume. Please register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSduD6I6kIZvxP8EiSP9iW6Zv7n7SlIMjhN0jnEaJklBbR9mWQ/viewform
IBM Summer Internship Info Session
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Two alumni currently working at IBM’s Chief Analytics Office will be on campus on to recruit interns for summer 2018. This is a paid internship. They write:

“The IBM Chief Analytics Office is an elite analytics team that is asked by IBM executives to tackle our most complex strategic issues.  Our work is a combination of data science and management consulting.  We are on the cutting-edge of technology, leveraging the power of cognitive computing to disrupt traditional business decision making. This position is an internal Senior Strategy Consultant internship with the Chief Analytics Office.  Interns work alongside full-time professionals to enhance business performance through consulting initiatives. Senior Strategy Consultant Interns will use in-depth business acumen to address IBM’s business challenges, by formulating and testing hypotheses to determine solutions that drive maximum business impact.  Ideal candidates should be passionate about using in-depth business acumen along with big data and analytics to address real-world problems and drive significant change.” Students interested in applying should consider attending the resume workshop listed above.

More information about the session, including location and how to apply, can be found here: https://careerplan.commons.gc.cuny.edu/events/ibm-summer-internship-info-session/


Sep 21| LinkedIn 101: Getting to Know the Basics

Please register for LinkedIn 101: Getting to Know the Basics.

Thursday, September 21, 12:00 p.m.


LinkedIn is one of the most popular online professional resources that exists today. If you haven’t joined yet or know how to use the tool, you’ll want to start with the basics. Join this webinar to gain a broad overview of LinkedIn and its various features that can be used for networking, job searching, and personal branding. Note that this webinar is best for people who have had very little or no exposure to LinkedIn. Future webinars will go into more depth about the platform.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Sep 20 | Workshop: Going on the Faculty Job Market

Going on the Faculty Job Market: Preparing Your Written Materials
Wednesday, 09/20/2017
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, room 9204

Fall is upon us and the academic job market is in full swing. In this workshop session, we will discuss how to best position yourself for the academic job market. We’ll talk about:

  • Where to find information about positions openings;
  • Job documents such as CVs, cover letters, and writing samples;
  • Letters of recommendation and using Interfolio;
  • What is a postdoc and why you might apply for one.

Please register to attend here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSduD6I6kIZvxP8EiSP9iW6Zv7n7SlIMjhN0jnEaJklBbR9mWQ/viewform


Jennifer S. Furlong, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Career Planning and Professional Development
The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 3300.17
New York, NY 10016-4309
212-817-7416 (t)
212-817-1621 (f)
JFurlong@gc.cuny.eduhttps://Careerplan.commons.gc.cuny.eduAppointment Request Form


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. 

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. (more…)

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.

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