Dear GC Students,
I am very pleased to join the Graduate Center as the director of the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development. I look forward to helping GC graduate students achieve their career goals. As a first step in this process, I will begin to offer both walk-in and small group meetings; the details (and some additional announcements) are below.
Director, Office of Career Planning and Professional Development
Opportunities listed in this email:
- “Meet McKinsey” – Invitation to Destination EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) event on Monday, April 15, 2013
- ACLS Public Fellows Program
- Two Paid Summer Internships in the Digital Humanities, Philadelphia
Walk-in meetings are fifteen-minute appointments offered on a first-come, first-served basis. You do not have to schedule a meeting in advance; you can just drop in and ask any career-related question you may have. Beginning on the week of March 4, we will offer walk-ins during the following times:
Mondays, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Wednesdays, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
The office is currently located in Student Services and is office number 7201.19, located within the office suite of Room 7206.
Small Group Meetings
If you are interested in having someone come and speak with students in your department, please do not hesitate to contact our office. We would be happy to speak with your group about any career-related topic, including the following:
- CV, resume, and cover letter writing
- Interviewing skills
- Preparing for an academic job search
- Thinking about careers outside of academe
We welcome your suggestions for additional topics. To schedule a small group meeting, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (or call 212-817-7416) and include two or three dates and times that would work for your group.
The Graduate Center subscribes to the Versatile Ph.D., a terrific website for doctoral students considering careers outside of the traditional tenure-track path:
“The Versatile PhD mission is to help humanities and social science (and STEM as of July 2013) graduate students identify and prepare for possible non-academic careers. We want them to be informed about academic employment realities, educated about non-academic career options, and supported towards a wide range of careers, so that in the end, they have choices. The key concept here is versatility: the ability to apply their skills and interests in a wide variety of fields.” – From the Versatile Ph.D. website
The site includes an email discussion list where you can post your questions about working outside academe. In the premium content section, you will find profiles of Ph.D.’s who have put their skills to use in a wide range of sectors, discussion content about specific careers, job listings, and sample cover letters and resumes (as well as the CV’s they were converted from) from Ph.D.’s who have found non-academic positions. It is a very useful resource and can be accessed here: http://library.gc.cuny.edu/11/2011/versatile-phd-online-community/
Jobs, Fellowships, Internships, Information Sessions (updated Feb. 25, 2013)
“Meet McKinsey” – Invitation to Destination EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) event on Monday, April 15, 2013
We kindly invite you to an evening with McKinsey to find out more about career opportunities in our EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) offices.
McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm with over 9,000 consultants who work in more than 100 offices located in over 55 countries. Since 1926, we have been the trusted advisors to leaders of companies, governments, and institutions around the world on issues of strategy, organization, technology, and operations. Our consultants come from a wide range of disciplines. Indeed, more than 46% of our colleagues hold MDs, PhDs, JDs or other non-MBA advanced degrees.
Our Destination EMEA event is designed to give you an overview of who we are, our work, our people, and whether a career with McKinsey might be right for you. We want to provide you a first hand opportunity of what it’s like to work here directly from colleagues who are based in a wide range of our EMEA offices.
If you are interested in a career at McKinsey, you have a strong connection to EMEA (e.g. language skills, interest) and you are considering working in the region, we kindly invite you to our ‘Destination EMEA’ evening in New York City. The event will start with a presentation, followed by a case workshop and Q &A session, where you can meet representatives from our EMEA offices and functional practices. We will end the evening with a cocktail reception where you will have the chance to mingle with consultants in a less formal setting.
Date: Monday, April 15, 2013 in NYC
Time: 6:00 pm – Arrival and presentation
6.30 pm – Case workshop and Q & A session
8:00 pm – Cocktail reception
RSVP: Please RSVP by March 26, 2013 via www.destination-emea.mckinsey.com attaching a copy of your CV (including grades).
Please note that unfortunately we may not be able to accommodate everybody as spaces are limited.
If you have any questions about the event, please email us at email@example.com. For further information on McKinsey, please visit our website www.apd.mckinsey.com.
PS: Please feel free to forward this e-mail to others in the NYC area who might be interested in learning about career opportunities with McKinsey in EMEA. Similar events will take place in Boston on April 16, 2013.
ACLS Public Fellows Program
Student in the humanities and social sciences should be aware of the Public Fellows program sponsored by the American Council of Learned Societies.
“ACLS invites applications for the third competition of the Public Fellows program. The program will place 20 recent Ph.D.’s from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. The fellowship provides a stipend of $65,000 per year as well as individual health insurance.”
The deadline to apply is March 27, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. EDT. More information (and a list of the organizations participating) can be found at https://www.acls.org/programs/publicfellows/
Two Paid Summer Internships in the Digital Humanities, Philadelphia
1) Summer 2013 Digital Humanities Internship
Philadelphia-based design studio Night Kitchen Interactive is looking for two talented interns with a strong background or interest in American history and cultural institutions for the summer of 2013. Night Kitchen is working with a large historical organization to create an interactive website dedicated to the history of the United States Postal Service, featuring several online exhibits on special topics. The intern will play a key role in facilitating the integration of content into the new website.
The candidates should have strong writing, communication, organizational, and critical thinking skills, as well as demonstrated enthusiasm for American history and interest in web-based projects and the digital humanities. This is a great opportunity for college students or recent graduates to contribute to an exciting digital history project and learn about historical interpretation from a technological perspective. Candidates must possess a willingness to learn basic HTML and the use of an HTML authoring environment (Adobe Dreamweaver). Please note: this position requires no design experience.
RESPONSIBILITIES - Primary tasks will involve gathering, organizing, and preparing historical content for migration to websites based on input from clients’ curators, educators and staff. Interns will gain experience using Dreamweaver, graphics programs, and project management software Gemini. The interns will also be expected to do a range of general administrative tasks, including but not limited to: archiving files, research, mailings, data and word processing.
QUALIFICATIONS - Demonstrated enthusiasm for history and/or the digital humanities. Successful candidates should have, at minimum, 1-2 years towards a degree in history, American studies, or related fields. Strong writing, communication, and organizational skills a must. Some knowledge of HTML preferred. Experience working with cultural institutions a plus.
TIMEFRAME - 40 hours a week for 12 weeks between June 2013 and August 2013
STIPEND - $3,500 paid in 3 installments or school credit.
CONTACT - Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume (Word or PDF) by Friday, March 15th, 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “Summer 2013 Digital Humanities Internship”. No calls please.
(2) Summer 2013 HTML Internship
Philadelphia-based design studio Night Kitchen Interactive is looking for two talented interns to work on the development of an HTML-based website this summer. Ideal candidates will have at least basic familiarity with HTML and the use of an HTML authoring environment (e.g. Adobe Dreamweaver), as well as graphics programs for preparing images for publication, such as Photoshop. Please note: this position requires no design experience.
Primary tasks will involve gathering, organizing historical content for migration to websites based on input from clients’ curators, educators and staff. Interns will gain experience using HTML, the web development application Dreamweaver, graphics programs and project management software Gemini. The interns will also be expected to do a range of general administrative tasks, including but not limited to: archiving files, research, mailings, data and word processing.
QUALIFICATIONS -Familiarity with HTML, Dreamweaver, or other online content management systems. candidates should have, at minimum, 1-2 years towards a degree in liberal arts or design. Strong writing, communication, and organizational skills a must. Knowledge or experience with American History and/or cultural institutions a plus.
TIMEFRAME -40 hours a week for 12 weeks between June 2013 and August 2013
STIPEND -$3,500 paid in 3 installments or school credit.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume (Word or PDF) by Friday, March 15th, 2013 to email@example.com with the subject line: “Summer 2013 HTML Internship”. No calls please.
Night Kitchen Interactive