46 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

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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.

    Social Welfare in Children’s Services Policy (feat. Naomi Schear)

    Social Welfare in Children’s Services Policy (feat. Naomi Schear)

    Naomi Schear graduated with her PhD in Social Welfare from the Graduate Center. She is Assistant Commissioner of Policy and Planning in the Division of Child and Family Well-Being at the NYC Administration for Children's Services.

    In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Naomi talks about creating and implementing policies in New York City agencies and how her research informs her work. She also offers advice on how to find a good professional fit for yourself.

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

    • 24 min
    Criminal Justice in Wildlife Crime Research (feat. Julie Viollaz)

    Criminal Justice in Wildlife Crime Research (feat. Julie Viollaz)

    Julie Viollaz graduated with her PhD in Criminal Justice from the Graduate Center. She is a wildlife crime researcher at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna, Austria.

    In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Julie talks about her experiences conducting research around the world, how she develops solutions to wildlife crime, and the benefits of taking on new opportunities that interest you personally.

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

    • 37 min
    Biology in Science Communications (feat. Juliette Gorson)

    Biology in Science Communications (feat. Juliette Gorson)

    Juliette Gorson earned her PhD from the biology program at the Graduate Center in 2018. On the day of the interview, Juliette had just finished her last day as an account executive at Russo Partners, a science communications firm. She then started her position as a visiting assistant professor at Hofstra University in the fall of 2019.

    In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Juliette tells us about working for a science communications firm while completing her PhD, the importance of being proactive in your job search, and the benefits of building presentation skills.

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

    This podcast episode was produced by a Graduate Center student who participated in an Alumni Aloud fellowship offered through the Office of Career Planning & Professional Development. This programming was sponsored by the CUNY Central Office Career Success – Workforce Development Initiative.

    • 30 min
    Chemistry in Life Science Consulting (feat. Kishore Gangangari)

    Chemistry in Life Science Consulting (feat. Kishore Gangangari)

    Kishore Gangangari earned his PhD in chemistry from the Graduate Center. He is a life science consultant at Charles Rivers Associates, a global consulting firm that provides expertise on litigation, business strategy, and government policies.

    In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Kishore describes the skills needed to become a science consultant, his application and interview experiences, and his experience as an international student finding work in the U.S.

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

    This podcast episode was produced by a Graduate Center student who participated in an Alumni Aloud fellowship offered through the Office of Career Planning & Professional Development. This programming was sponsored by the CUNY Central Office Career Success – Workforce Development Initiative.

    • 30 min
    Biology at Johnson & Johnson (feat. Kurt Reynertson)

    Biology at Johnson & Johnson (feat. Kurt Reynertson)

    Kurt Reynertson is a graduate of the Biology PhD Program at the Graduate Center. He is now Manager of Regulatory & Stewardship Policy at Johnson & Johnson.

    In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Kurt tells us about his transition from the plant sciences program to product research. He explains how industry jobs, especially those in a large company, can complement multidisciplinary skillsets and offer a wide range of opportunities.

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

    This podcast episode was produced by a Graduate Center student who participated in an Alumni Aloud fellowship offered through the Office of Career Planning & Professional Development. This programming was sponsored by the CUNY Central Office Career Success – Workforce Development Initiative.

    • 27 min
    Psychology in Educational Media (feat. Mariana Díaz-Wionczek)

    Psychology in Educational Media (feat. Mariana Díaz-Wionczek)

    Marian Díaz-Wionczek earned her PhD from the psychology program at the Graduate Center. She is Principal at MDW Consulting & Research, a consulting firm for children's educational media and technology.

    In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Mariana tells us about her entrance into the field of children’s “edutainment.” She talks to us about her career path, being open to unexpected opportunities, her feelings about imposter syndrome, and the importance of paying it forward.

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

    This podcast episode was produced by a Graduate Center student who participated in an Alumni Aloud fellowship offered through the Office of Career Planning & Professional Development. This programming was sponsored by the CUNY Central Office Career Success – Workforce Development Initiative.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

anthroexperience ,

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!

Spinnyc ,

Valuable information

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.

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