Graduate Alumni/ae

Graduate alumni, we invite you to join the GradFUTURES initiative! You can play a critical role in inspiring current students along their professional development journey by serving as aspirational role models, connectors, mentors and advocates. There are many ways graduate alumni/ae can meaningfully engage with the University, the Graduate School, their departments, and with current graduate students. 

Here are just a few of the many ways you can help make a difference:

  • Serve as a panelist or facilitator at one of our professional development programs
  • Volunteer to be interviewed for an alumni career video series
  • Host graduate students at your organization for an Industry Exploration Day or shadowing
  • Arrange an immersive experience at your organization such as a short-term project, fellowship or summer internship for current students
  • Volunteer to mentor graduate students
  • Participate in Alumni Day Storytelling workshop with graduate students during Alumni Day or Reunions weekend
  • Participate in or host a Research on the Road event to have graduate students present their research to alumni in your region or city
  • Connect graduate students with others in your professional network (a LinkedIn page for the Graduate School is coming soon)
  • Join us for the GradFUTURES Professional Development Forum on May 1, 2020, or participate virtually (more details coming soon!)

Interested in getting involved? Please reach out via email (gradfutures@princeton.edu) or by completing the short form below.


 

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Graduate Alumni Profiles

  • Dan Berbecel, *19, Politics

    "I would recommend this program to any Princeton graduate student, and they will gain a lot by participating in it."
  • Natalie Berkman, *18, FIT

    "Organizing the first Grad Student Career Meetup helped me to start picturing myself doing other things, and now I am happily managing academics at a...
  • Zoe Rose Buonaiuto, *18, HIS

    "Participating in the UAF program was one of the most formative experiences I had at Princeton. The program provided me important mentorship, a...
  • Sarah Carson, *20, HIS

    "The small-group seminar setting was fruitful for refreshing conversations that demystified how "the university" works and keyed me into current...
  • Caitlin Charos, *19, ENG

    "As a UAF, I found the structure, skill-building, and community I was looking for to make my graduate school experience more intentional. I highly...
  • Dane Christie, *19, CBE

    "If you cannot convince people of the merit of your ideas in language they can understand, you are not going anywhere, since it is impossible to...
  • Merle Eisenberg, *18, HIS

    "The Community College Teaching Partnership Program offers perhaps the best opportunity for graduate students at Princeton to develop their potential...
  • Alicia M. Ejsmond-Frey, *19, CLA

    "My department was surprised but delighted to find out that I was going to pursue a career in government, and in his introduction to my FPO the...
  • Jiayue (Jenny) He, *08, ELE

    "Emotional resilience is essential for a founder. One of my undergrad professors told me, “Once you are in a Ph.D. program, it is all about the...
  • Patrice Jean, *99, MOL

    During graduate school, I honed my skills as a scientist, but I also learned how important it was to engage with all people from different...
  • Don Kirsch, *78, BIO

    "The Dean’s office is supportive and helpful to those who want to pursue diverse careers in industry.  In fact, Princeton invited me back to lead a...
  • Ann Kirschner, *78

    Ann Kirschner is University Professor at The City University of New York, the nation's largest urban university, and a faculty fellow at the...

  • Christin Monroe, *18, CHM

    "I was able to gain so much practical experience and learn about career paths that I was unfamiliar with, which led to my first job after graduate...
  • Ann Marie Russell, *12, PSY

    "When I was in graduate school, it felt like we had two choices: an academic career or failure. The thought of voluntarily pursuing a non-academic...
  • Jill Stockwell, *17, COM

    "[E]very UAF we’ve worked with has been thoughtful and passionate, and has brought new energy and ideas to our program. UAFs have made a significant...
  • Emre Turkoz, *19, MAE

    "I'd recommend future graduate students to take part in the UAF program [...] this is a very valuable experience for graduate students, especially...
  • Matt Weber, *09, PSY

    "Academics have more skills than they think, if they can just find the words to explain them to hiring managers. Grad students are required to write...
  • Jay Xu, *08, ARC

    "I am constantly conducting research, and while I’m not able to publish everything, I look forward to my “retirement” when I can start to synthesize...
  • Lian Zhu, *19, CBE

    "I learned to code surveys and analyze results and pursue divergent interests such as hosting a science poetry reading or helping teach technology...