Cultural Programming in NYC

Cultural Programming in NYC

Hanna Griff-Slevin, director of cultural programming and intern coordinator at the Museum at Eldridge Street, on how a combination of PhD training and on-the-ground experience prepared her for a public humanities career.

Connected Conversations: Amanda Licastro

In our first installment of Connected Conversations, Amanda Licastro, a student at the Graduate Center, CUNY, talks about her experiences as a “freeway flyer,” the necessity of hands-on work experience for graduate students, and the unique contributions that language and literature PhDs can make outside the world of the university.

Becoming an Administrator

Becoming an Administrator

“My advice to grad students and “doctorants” (as the French say) is that they should gain as much experience in other aspects of the university while finding ways to use their passions and talents beyond the classroom walls. In other words, diversify.”

Never Write for Free

Never Write for Free

By Katie Rose Guest Pryal

“Your job, starting today, is to value what you’re worth. What you’re really worth. You need to do some research. (You know how to do research? I bet you know how to do research.)”

From Social Justice to the PhD and Back Again

From Social Justice to the PhD and Back Again

By Eliza Bateman

“Social justice organizations want smart people who can work independently on long projects,” writes lawyer and PhD candidate Eliza Bateman. “People with transferable skill sets. People who can bring together a team of specialists and lead them. People who are flexible and creative, and, most of all, people who already have these skills when they arrive.”