The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

GC Events

April 6 Alumni Mentoring Roundtable

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Room 9100 (Skylight Room)


As you’ve no doubt heard, when it comes to the job hunt, it’s not what you know, it’s who. Our GC alumni find great jobs, both inside and outside the academy. These are people you should know.
On April 6th, you can meet nine of them in small group settings at our Alumni Mentoring Roundtable, where you will have an opportunity to ask them about how they started out in their career, get tips about how you might do the same, and find out what they like and find challenging about their jobs.
Group discussions will be informal and interactive, giving students a chance to ask lots of questions. Each student will be paired with potential mentors for three small, rotating group discussions (four-six students) lasting 20-25 minutes each, giving students the chance to chat with alum from three different fields. The last 30 minutes will be an open networking session.
**Sign up to attend using this link. Please indicate the three mentors you’d like to meet with in order of preference.**


Karen Altfest (History, 1979)
Principal Advisor and EVP of Client Relations, Altfest Personal Wealth Management

Michael Conn (Environmental Psychology, 2000)
Independent Consultant – Research, Evaluation & Planning

Subir Dhamoon (Mathematics, 2013)
Bank Examiner, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Saul Fisher (Philosophy, 1997)
Executive Director for Grants and Academic Initiatives
Professor of Philosophy, Mercy College

Lorraine Hariton
SVP Global Partnerships, New York Academy of Sciences

Jerry Kestenbaum (Clinical Psychology, 1983)
Founder & CEO,

Henry (Hengyong) Mo (Economics, 2007)
Managing Director and Chief Economist, AIG

Ray Quinlan (Economics, 2007)
Chairman & CEO, Sallie Mae

Marilyn Puder York (Clinical Psychology, 1977)
Psychologist, Executive Coach

Ying Zhou (Business, 1995)
Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers

Registration is open at ( or sign up to attend using this link.  If you have any questions, please contact our office at (212) 817-7425.

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