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Applying for Postdocs, Interviewing for Faculty Positions–upcoming events

Applying for a Post-doc: Humanities & Social Sciences (Webinar)
Thursday, September 27, 2018, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Please register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8014556152112402946
Interviewing for Faculty Positions
Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m., Room 9207
Please let us know you are coming here: https://goo.gl/forms/HuyQ1xD22BL6TCYz2

Applying for a Post-doc: STEM Fields (Webinar)
Thursday, October 4, 2018, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Please register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8789697556043333378
Info Session—Postdocs in Japan via the Japan Society
Friday, October 12, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
(Location and Registration Information attached.)

Oct 5 | Visit to Start-Up Incubator

The Office of Career Planning and Professional Development is planning a visit for thirty students to Company (formerly Grand Central Tech). The visit will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 5, 2018.  Students should plan to spend about 2-3 hours at Company.

You can reach more about Company on its website (https://www.company.co/)  and on Twitter @Company (https://twitter.com/Company).

You must be registered to attend.  Please use this form to sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/hmDYw6IFeZACtc902

Just to give an example of some of the types of opportunities there, here’s an internship recently sent to us by colleagues at Company:

Amperon (https://amperon.co [amperon.co]) is a smart meter AI platform for utilities, energy suppliers, and ratepayers. We plan on building a world-class data science team, and we are now looking to hire a data scientist intern (current PhD, postdoc, or MS candidates only): https://angel.co/amperon/jobs/342281-data-scientist-intern


Sep 26 | TLC Workshop: Expanding Your Pedagogical Toolkit

Expanding Your Pedagogical Toolkit
Wednesday, September 26, 4:00pm-6:00pm

Graduate Center, Room 6496

Looking for new and creative instructional practices to enliven your classroom? Interested in learning new ways to structure your students’ engagement with course materials?

Energetic class discussions and meaningful activities help connect emerging thinking to the reading students are doing. A supportive classroom community can reduce anxiety about learning, and create space for reflection and intellectual engagement. These are essential components for courses that we wish to resonate well-past the final exam. The goal of this workshop is to help build and expand your pedagogical toolkit with a range of activities that assist in facilitating these kinds of experiences in our classrooms.

We will look at a collection of classroom activities with a variety of pedagogical goals, and discuss their use and potential across disciplines. Participants will leave with specific classroom activities, along with ideas about how to incorporate them into their teaching.

Please register at http://cuny.is/tlc-registration

Please click here for the Fall 2018 TLC workshop plan.

Sep 25 | Alumni Panel: Unlikely Tech Careers

Unlikely Paths to Tech

Tuesday, September 25, 2018, Room 9204
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

About the Career Panel

Today everything is tech, and tech is everything—at least it seems that way. Tech affects our lives more and more. It gives us new and radical ways to change peoples’ lives. And it gives you exciting, dynamic, and unprecedented career opportunities to explore.

This panel brings together a group of GC alumni across academic fields who’ve gone into tech in a variety of roles—from digital marketing to web development, entrepreneurship and, yes, even writing—without a degree in computer science. Come learn about their journeys from academia to tech, hear their insights about strategies and mindsets to get hired, have your questions answered, and network with the speakers and like-minded peers.

Panel Participants

This panel will be moderated by Dr. Lisa Rhody, Deputy Director of Digital Initiatives at the GC. The panelists include:

  • Zach Davis, English (Senior Developer and Managing Director at Cast Iron Coding Inc.)
  • Kathleen Howard, English (Associate Technical Writer & Editor at DigitalOcean)
  • Tessa Maffucci, MALS (Digital Marketing Manager at W&P Design)
  • Yoni Reinberg, Anthropology (Principal, Chief Technology Officer at Social Ink)

Please RSVP

The event will be held Tuesday, September 25 in room 9204 at the GC.

Snacks and refreshments will be served. Please fill out our event registration form to let us know you’re coming.

Faculty Job Search Workshops

Fall is upon us and the academic job market is in full swing. We are pleased to offer the following series of workshops to support our students as they begin their searches for faculty positions and postdocs.  Please forward the information below to interested students.


Jenny Furlong, Director, Office of Career Planning & Professional Development
Luke Waltzer, Director, Teaching & Learning Center

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Fall 2018 Professional Development Seminars

Fall 2018 Professional Development Seminars

 Students may register online for these courses, they are listed in the course schedule under “Professional Development”.  Course numbers are listed below. 

The courses are 0 credits and do not appear on student transcripts; they are free of charge and open to all matriculated Graduate Center students. (more…)

July 11 | Writing Strong Job Documents with Richard Montauk

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Room C202, Graduate Center

Richard Montauk, author of How to Get Into the Top MBA Programs and noted career consultant, will lead a resume and cover letter writing session designed to help graduate students and alumni be strategic in their pursuit of employment in the non-profit or for-profit world. Richard will also offer follow up 30-minute career advising sessions on Thursday, July 12. To sign up for an advising session, you can follow the instructions at this link. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 212-817-7425. Sign ups will begin on Thursday, June 28.

Writing a strong resume is not merely a matter of converting a CV into a resume. Nor is it simply a matter of choosing between 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. Finally, we’ll talk about cover letters and how to write one that does what it’s supposed to do–give an employer a sense of how you would do the job.

Please register using our sign-up form.


June 7 | Webinar: The Best Practices for Finding Non-Academic Work

Preparing for a Job Search: The Best Practices for Finding Non-Academic Work (Webinar)

Thursday, June 7, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

About the Webinar

If you are in the midst of a job search or thinking about starting one, join this webinar to learn about the strategies that tend to lead to the most successful results. We will cover the latest methods for conducting job searches in various industries, networking effectively, tapping into the hidden job market, and increasing the odds of landing interviews.


Register to Participate

To view this free, live webinar, sign up using the event’s GoToWebinar registration link.


May 24 | Preparing for Your Faculty Job Search

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, room 9207

About the Event

It’s never too soon to start preparing for the academic job search. In this workshop session, we will discuss how to use the summer to best prepare yourself for the academic job market. We’ll talk about:

  • Setting a time table for your search;
  • Job documents such as CVs, cover letters, and writing samples;
  • Where to find information about positions openings;
  • What you might expect from the interview process;
  • How you can best position yourself for opportunities.

 Please RSVP

If planning to attend the event, please register using our 2017-18 Event Registration Form.



May 24 | TLC Grading Social

12-4pm, room 3318

Dear GC Community,

It’s the time of the semester where students’ final work is piling up and we’re rushing to finish our own projects too. For Graduate Center student instructors, grading student work at the end of the term can be overwhelming, lonely, and—even in successful courses—frustrating. Come get a head start before grades are due.

The Teaching and Learning Center is here to offer support. Join us on Thursday, May 24th from 12-4pm in room 3317 for our “Grading Social.” We will provide food, drinks, and camaraderie as instructors work through stacks of papers, blue books, blog posts, etc. Need a second or third eye on a assignment? We can provide those too.

Check out this past post “Grading Tips from the TLC” on Visible Pedagogy and watch @GCTLC #amgrading on Twitter for more grading tips (and share your own!) starting Monday, May 21.

If you’re planning to stop by, even for a little bit, please RSVP here by Monday May 21 so that we know how much food to order.


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