Graduate Alum-in-Residence Program

Andrea Morris *99 Graduate Alum In-Residence

Graduate Alum Mentorship Panel with Andrea Morris *99 (MOL). Image: Sameer A. Khan / Fotobuddy

Nothing is more powerful than connecting with those who have direct experience.

GradFUTURES emphasizes the profound impact of graduate-alum connections as part of its five pillar approach to graduate professional development. A valuable resource during graduate school, these opportunities to engage can also inspire lifelong personal and professional networks. In keeping with the many ways in which Princeton alums have added depth and dimension across GradFUTURES programming, our alum-in-residence volunteers expand the role of alum mentors on campus.

Current graduate students are invited to speak with graduate alums working in a variety of roles across the academic, government, nonprofit, and private sectors during 30-minute, 1:1 consultations. Engaging with individuals across industries, each of whom took a unique path to defining their future(s), you are empowered to consider your own. Use this time to discuss your evolving interests and professional development goals, receive advice and referrals, and gain insight into career pathways.

Current & Previous Alums-in-Residence

Natalie Berkman *18, FIT
Responsable Ingénierie Pédagogique (Instructional Design Manager), ESSEC Business School
Mentor, GradFUTURES Graduate Alum Mentorship Program
Alum-in-Residence (Summer 2023)
Joe Tylka *19, MAE
Research Scientist, Siemens Corporate Technology
Learning Cohort Speaker, GradFUTURES Mentor & Alum-in-Residence (Spring/Summer 2023)
Clio Hall Award Recipient
Andrea Morris *99, MOL
Assistant Dean and Director, Career & Professional Development, Rockefeller University
GradFUTURES Mentor & Alum-in-Residence (Summer 2022, Spring/Summer 2023)
Clio Hall Award Recipient
Carol Barash *89, ENG
Author, Educator, and Entrepreneur
Alum-in-Residence (Spring 2022)
Clio Hall Award Recipient

Interested in contributing to GradFUTURES or becoming a mentor?

“The fact that this program puts alumni in one-to-one contact with current graduate students is such a strength! I remember when I was in the late stages of my degree, I would scour placement pages to see what types of careers others before me had found, but this information was often incomplete or discouraging. It was through speaking with PhDs off the tenure track that I was able to conceive of new career possibilities, but this almost never happened on campus while I was a student. I’m so grateful to the GradFUTURES team for creating such a robust network and for giving alumni like me a voice to tell current students that they can find fulfilling careers off the tenure track!"

Natalie Berkman *18, FIT, Responsable Ingénierie Pédagogique (Instructional Design Manager), ESSEC Business School

Upcoming Alum in Residence Events

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