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The Office of Career Planning & Professional Development at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York presents a podcast for Graduate Center students by Graduate Center students. Graduate Center alumni share their professional journeys and tips for the job search to help current students navigate the ins and outs of career planning.
||CleanEpisode 25 – Biochemistry in Medical Writing||Avalon Garcia is a senior medical writer for Evolution Medical Communications, a consulting firm that crafts communication and educational materials for pharmaceutical companies and the patients and healthcare staff they serve.||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24 – English in Digital Learning and Strategy||Mike Pino is the global learning partner for Cognizant, a fortune-200 IT services and business process outsourcing company based in New Jersey. He’s responsible setting the learning curriculum for 40,000 employees who work in data analytics,||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23 – Math in Data Science||Bren Cavallo earned his PhD in Mathematics from the Graduate Center. He's a data scientist at M Science, a data-driven research and analytics firm that uses unconventional data sets to uncover strategic insights on trends for leading financial institut||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22 – Linguistics in Translation Entrepreneurship||Rocio Raña earned her PhD in Linguistics from the Graduate Center. She runs Langalo, a translation business in New York City. She also works on different research projects, publishes, and continues to teach. In this episode of Alumni Aloud,||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21 – Political Science at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security||Neil Hernandez is an Asylum Officer at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Agency, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security. Neil earned his PhD in the Political Science Program at the Graduate Center.||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20 – Neuropsychology in Pharmaceuticals||Rob Silva is a Senior Medical Director- Neurology at Ipsen Pharmaceuticals. He earned his PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology from the Graduate Center. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Rob talks about how to sell your graduate school experience and researc.||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19 – Anthropology in Program Evaluation||Lauren Suchman is Evaluation Director at the Institute for Global Health Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. Lauren earned her PhD from the Anthropology Program at the Graduate Center. In this episode of Alumni Aloud,||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18 – Sociology at John Jay||Richard Ocejo is Associate Professor of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He earned his PhD at the Graduate Center in 2009. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Richard talks about what it’s like to make the career jump from graduate scho||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17 – History at Pew Research Center||Jeff Diamant is Senior Writer and Editor at Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. He received his PhD in History from the Graduate Center in 2016. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Jeff talks with us about the academic and journalistic environment at .||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16 – Art History at MOMA||Michelle Fisher is assistant curator in the department of European Decorative Art and Design at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. When this interview was recorded, she was curatorial assistant in MOMA's Architecture and Design department.||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15 – Economics & Sociology at IBM||Ben Zweig and Jonathan DeBusk are alumni of the Graduate Center's PhD Programs in Economics and Sociology, respectively. Both now work at IBM. Ben is a managing data scientist, and Jonathan is a senior managing strategy consultant.||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 – Anthropology in Web Design||Yoni Reinberg is chief technology officer and web developer at Social Ink, a Brooklyn-based web design and development startup that serves educational, artistic, and purpose-driven nonprofit institutions. Yoni is a graduate of the Anthropology PhD Prog.||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 – History at the FDA||Vanessa Burrows is a historian at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. She is a graduate of the Graduate Center's PhD Program in History. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Vanessa discusses her job search process, the skills she uses in her work,||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 – Biopsychology at NYC Parks||Cait Field is the Freshkills Park Manager for Science and Research Development within the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. She graduated from the Psychology PhD Program at the Graduate Center with a concentration in Behavioral Neurobiology.||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 – Political Science in Public Relations||Kara Alaimo is a global public relations consultant and assistant professor in the Department of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations at Hofstra University. She earned her PhD in Political Science at the Graduate Center.||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 – Biology at U.S. Fish and Wildlife||Susan Tsang is an AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) policy fellow placed in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. She is a graduate of the Biology PhD Program at the Graduate Center. In this episode of Alumni Aloud,||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 – English in Academic Administration||Sara Remedios is an Associate Dean of Students and Director of Academic and Learning Initiatives at Columbia University School of General Studies. She is a graduate of the PhD Program in English at the Graduate Center. In this episode of Alumni Aloud,||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 – Sociology in Program Evaluation||Jessica Sperling is Manager of Evaluation & Engagement at Duke's Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) and the Education and Human Development Incubator (EHDi). She received her PhD in Sociology from the Graduate Center.||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 – Anthropology at Adobe||Suzanna Goldblatt Clark is a user experience researcher at multinational software company Adobe, and is finishing her PhD in Anthropology at the Graduate Center. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Zan talks about transitioning into the technology sector,.||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 – Liberal Studies at the NYC Mayor’s Office||Julia Gruberg works at the Center for Faith and Community Partnerships at the NYC Mayor's Office. She got this position after taking an internship with the New York State Assembly Graduate Internship Program.||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 – Political Science at 60 Minutes||Andy Bast is an Associate Producer for 60 Minutes at CBS. He earned his Masters of Arts degree in Political Science in 2009 from the Graduate Center. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Andy talks with us about how he landed his job and how his time at th.||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 – Computer Science at Bloomberg LP||Ivo Vigan is a computer programmer and research analyst at Bloomberg LP, a financial software and media company based in New York. Ivo earned his PhD in Computer Science at the Graduate Center. In this episode of Alumni Aloud,||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 – Liberal Studies at Viacom||Brea Tremblay graduated from the Graduate Center's Masters of Liberal Studies program with a concentration in international affairs. She has worked as a writer and editor at multiple media companies and now she handles content strategy at Viacom.||10/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 – Anthropology at the U.S. State Department||Janette Yarwood is Staff Director for the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations. When this interview was recorded, though,||9/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 – Political Science at Port Authority||Allison de Cerreno has a PhD in Political Science from the CUNY Graduate Center. She now works as Assistant Director for Policy and Business Programs in the Tunnels, Bridges, and Terminals Department at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Useful, informative, wide-ranging show
It's great that they get a wide variety of perspectives on non-academic careers. As a graduate student, it often feels unclear how to get insight on switching careers. There's a wealth of good advice here. I feel optimistic!
I love that you can hear career advice in this podcast that you might otherwise never get. This should be required listening for all grad students thinking about their career possibilities.