50 episodes

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.

Alumni Aloud Office of Career Planning & Professional Development

    • Careers

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.

    Bio & Biochem in STEM Postdoc Positions (feat. Kriti Kalpana, Deepak Menon, & Miruna Ghinia Tegla)

    Bio & Biochem in STEM Postdoc Positions (feat. Kriti Kalpana, Deepak Menon, & Miruna Ghinia Tegla)

    This is a special edition of Alumni Aloud that was recorded at our virtual STEM Postdocs panel in April 2020. Our panelists are Kriti Kalpana and Deepak Menon, who both earned their PhDs in Biochemistry at the GC, and Miruna Ghinia Tegla, who earned her PhD in Biology at Babeș-Bolyai University in Romania. At the time of the panel, Kriti was a postdoc at the New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute; Deepak was an oncology postdoc at the University of Maryland, Baltimore; and Miruna was a biology postdoc at CUNY’s City College.

    In this episode of Alumni Aloud, our panelists tell us about the journey from PhD to postdoc, including their suggestions for navigating the postdoc application process. They also talk about the benefits of customizing your postdoc experience to align with your future goals.

    This episode’s interview was conducted by Carly Batist. The music is “Corporate (Success)” by Scott Holmes.

    • 36 min
    Audiology at the New York Otolaryngology Group (feat. Kathleen Wallace)

    Audiology at the New York Otolaryngology Group (feat. Kathleen Wallace)

    Kathleen Wallace earned her AuD in Audiology from the Graduate Center. She is now a clinical audiologist at the New York Otolaryngology Group and an adjunct assistant professor at the Graduate Center.

    In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Kathleen shares what it's like to work in a clinical field. She also talks about the importance of networking and the many career paths audiology graduates might take.

    This episode’s interview was conducted by Sarah Hildebrand. The music is “Corporate (Success)” by Scott Holmes.

    • 32 min
    Careers in Research at Nonprofits (feat. Samuel T. Frank, Eli Lansey, & Laura Ricciardi)

    Careers in Research at Nonprofits (feat. Samuel T. Frank, Eli Lansey, & Laura Ricciardi)

    This is a special edition of Alumni Aloud that was recorded live at our Careers in Nonprofit Research panel in October 2019. Two of our panelists, Samuel T. Frank (PhD Earth & Environmental Sciences) and Eli Lansey (PhD Physics), are alumni of the Graduate Center. Our third panelist, Laura Ricciardi (PhD Applied Developmental Psychology), is a graduate of Fordham University. At the time of this recording, Samuel was a climate curriculum researcher at the Billion Oyster Project, Eli was a researcher at Riverside Research, and Laura was a research associate at Metis Associates.

    In this episode of Alumni Aloud, the panelists talk about their experiences in the nonprofit world and what sets nonprofit work apart from industry and academia. They also touch upon the different types of application materials (e.g., writing samples, technical talks) required for nonprofit research jobs, as well as the importance of translating technical, scientific reports into understandable and relatable content.

    This episode’s interview was conducted by Abbie Turner. The music is “Corporate (Success)” by Scott Holmes.

    • 45 min
    MCD Biology at STEMCELL Technologies (feat. Uday Madaan)

    MCD Biology at STEMCELL Technologies (feat. Uday Madaan)

    Uday Madaan earned his PhD in Biology from the Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental subprogram at the Graduate Center. Uday is a Scientific Sales Representative in Cell Media at STEMCELL Technologies.

    In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Uday tells us about how interviewing and hiring processes differ between academia and industry. He also discusses the transferable skills from grad school that translate well to sales positions and the importance of building a long-term professional network.

    This episode’s interview was conducted by Carly Batist. The music is “Corporate (Success)” by Scott Holmes.

    • 30 min
    Earth and Environmental Science at NYC Urban Soils Institute (feat. Anna Paltseva)

    Earth and Environmental Science at NYC Urban Soils Institute (feat. Anna Paltseva)

    Anna Palsteva is a researcher at the NYC Urban Soils Institute where she studies soil contamination and remediation. She also teaches at Brooklyn College, New York University, New York Botanical Gardens, and Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. She graduated from the PhD Program in Earth and Environmental Science at the Graduate Center.

    In this episode of Alumni Aloud, we learn how Anna is cultivating a name for herself as a soil expert in New York City and beyond. She discusses her projects in both the community and in academia, her collaborations with colleagues in the U.S. and internationally, and how to create research connections and opportunities.

    This episode’s interview was conducted by Abbie Turner. The music is “Corporate (Success)” by Scott Holmes.

    • 33 min
    Physics at Bruker BioSpin (feat. Antonios Papaioannou)

    Physics at Bruker BioSpin (feat. Antonios Papaioannou)

    Antonios Papaioannou is an Application Scientist at Bruker BioSpin, a magnetic resonance and preclinical imaging instrumentation company. Bruker is based out of Millerica, MA, but Antonios works at the BioSpin office in Rheinstetten, Germany. He earned his PhD in Physics from the Graduate Center.

    In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Antonios tells us about searching and applying for jobs internationally, the importance of internships, and the similarities and differences between teaching and his current customer-facing responsibilities.

    This episode’s interview was conducted by Carly Batist. The music is “Corporate (Success)” by Scott Holmes.

    • 26 min

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