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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


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