GCA starts off the Fall 2018 semester with a Networking Social!

posted Nov 11, 2018, 1:00 PM by Julie Bettke   [ updated Nov 19, 2018, 8:40 AM by Alexandra Weinheimer ]
On September 20th, graduate students from a wide range of departments came together in the Wang Center Chapel for a chance to network with a fantastic panel of 5 SBU alumni.

We were joined by:

Melody Goodman, B.S. (Applied Math and Statistics, SBU), Ph.D. (Biostatistics, Harvard)

·       Melody is currently an Associate Professor at NYU and CEO of Goodman & Associates LLC.

Chris Czura, Ph.D. (Molecular Microbiology, SBU)

·       Chris is currently the VP for Scientific Affairs at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health and is Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Advisor to Sanguistat, Inc.

Christine Veloso, Ph.D. (Psychology, SBU)

·       Christine is currently Co-Director of the Science Technology Entry Program (STEP) and the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) at SBU.

James Nesteroff, Ph.D. (Condensed Matter Physics, SBU)

·       James is currently a systems engineer at Northrup Grumman Corporations.

Tomasz Bakowski, Ph.D. (Biomedical Engineering, SBU), Founding Member of GCA!

·       Tomasz is currently a Life Sciences Strategy Consultant at Acsel Health.

The event began with the alumni telling the group about themselves and their career paths. Then they all discussed how important networking has been throughout their careers. Following this, the graduate students had the opportunity to speed network with the alumni in small groups.

The take home message: Network! Network! Network! All the alumni stressed that networking has been instrumental throughout their careers and have helped them in achieving their career goals up to this point. Therefore, as you push through your graduate programs, always make sure to network. Talk to as many people as you can and follow up with them whether it be through an email or connection on LinkedIn. You never know who may be there in the future to help you get that dream job!

We look forward to inviting these alumni back for future events!

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Upcoming Career Development Events

The 2018/2019 PhD Career Ladder Program groups have begun. Please contact phdcareerladderprogram@stonybrook.edu for more information.

Fall 2018

November 13, 3:00 – 4:30pm, Wang Center Room 201: The Informational Interview: Investigating careers while expanding your network. Presented by Alfreda James and Kathleen Flint Ehm.

November 14, 11:00am – 12:00pm, Humanities 1008: The Humanities Institute hosts Stacy Hartman The Portable Humanities

November 15, 4:00 – 5:30pm, Wang Center Lecture Hall 1: SBU Postdoc Spotlight. Learn about the latest discoveries at Stony Brook through engaging short talks by postdoctoral scholars.

Spring 2019

February 7, 2019, 7:00 – 9:00pm, SAC Ballroom A: Mark your calendars for a great event we will be hosting entitled Surviving Your Stupid, Stupid, Decision to go to Grad School: An Evening with Adam Ruben. For previews check out his website: http://adamruben.net/

March 29, 2019, 10:00am – 2:00pm, Wang Center Lecture Halls 1 & 2, SBU 3 Minute Thesis Competition.