75 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

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 6 Ratings

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.

    Anthropology at Rocket Mortgage (feat. Anders Wallace)

    Anthropology at Rocket Mortgage (feat. Anders Wallace)

    Anders Wallace graduated from the Anthropology program with his PhD in 2019, and during his time at the Graduate Center, Anders was a fellow in the Office of Career Planning & Professional Development. He is currently a team lead for design research with Rocket Mortgage.

    In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Anders talks about working in UX, moving into industry after academia, and equity efforts in technological fields.

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

    • 31 min
    Chemistry at the Advanced Science Research Center (feat. Jiye Son)

    Chemistry at the Advanced Science Research Center (feat. Jiye Son)

    Jiye Son graduated from the CUNY Graduate Center's Chemistry Program in 2019 with a PhD in Nanotechnology and Materials Chemistry. She is now the Associate Director for the Nanoscience Initiative and the ASRC Sensor CAT at the Grad Center's own Advanced Science Research Center.

    In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Jiye talks about the real-world applications of nanoparticles and ASRC’s research, the importance of interdisciplinary approaches, and the power of collaboration and mentorship.

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

    • 30 min
    Mathematics at BP (feat. Chris Arettines)

    Mathematics at BP (feat. Chris Arettines)

    Chris Arettines earned his PhD in Mathematics from the CUNY Graduate Center and is currently a Quantitative Developer at BP. In his career, Chris has held a few different data science positions.

    In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Chris speaks about translating graduate school research skills into industry success and how to develop a successful career in the world of data.

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

    • 25 min
    Psychology at Thomson Reuters (feat. Paul Bruening)

    Psychology at Thomson Reuters (feat. Paul Bruening)

    Paul Bruening has a PhD in Psychology from the CUNY Graduate Center and is currently Director of UX Research and Insights at Thomson Reuters.

    In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Paul does a deep dive into the principles and methods behind UX research and how GC students can both prepare themselves for the field and stand out while job searching.

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

    • 30 min
    Careers at the Intersection of Education & Technology (feat. Erin Rose Glass, Barbara Hubert, & Maria Janelli)

    Careers at the Intersection of Education & Technology (feat. Erin Rose Glass, Barbara Hubert, & Maria Janelli)

    This is a special edition of Alumni Aloud. This conversation was recorded in May 2021 as part of our virtual panel event. Our three panelists—Erin Rose Glass (PhD English), Barbara Hubert (PhD Urban Education), and Maria Janelli (PhD Educational Psychology)—are all alums of the Graduate Center. At the time of this recording, Erin was Senior Developer Educator at DigitalOcean, Barbara was Director of Professional Learning at BrainPOP, and Maria was Senior Manager of Online Teacher Education Programs at the American Museum of Natural History.

    In this episode of Alumni Aloud, the panelists share their experiences from the EdTech world. During our conversation, they touch upon the value of a graduate degree in both nonprofit and for-profit companies, as well as the importance of fostering interpersonal relationships.

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

    • 34 min
    Biology at San Francisco State University (feat. Ivan Anastassov)

    Biology at San Francisco State University (feat. Ivan Anastassov)

    Ivan Anastassov received his PhD in Biology at the CUNY Graduate Center and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at San Francisco State University.

    In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Ivan talks to us about his path to becoming a professor, the range of scientific careers he explored as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Francisco, and his active pursuit of professional development opportunities that began while he was still in graduate school.

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

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

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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