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GSAS Alumni Spotlight: Tom Magaldi, Administrator of Career and Professional Development

Administrator of Career and Professional Development,  Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Meet Tom Magaldi, PhD 2012 (Genetics), who is currently the Administrator of Career and Professional Development at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC, NY.

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What Path Will You Take?

Your PhD has equipped you not only with specialized expertise in your discipline, but also with transferable skills that may be applied to a range of careers. Use the resources below to learn about the diverse paths that Yale PhDs and others have taken outside of the academy, and to explore opportunities open to PhDs.  

For additional information on career paths, employers and industries, attend one of the many alumni career panels, industry events or employer information sessions organized by the Office of Career Strategy, and visit the Resource Library.


GSAS Alumni Spotlight Series

In this new series, GSAS alumni describe their path to a fulfilling non-faculty career and how their Yale PhD has contributed to their success. Check back regularly for updates to this series!

GSAS Alumni Spotlight:  Humanities and Social Sciences PhDs

GSAS Alumni Spotlight:  STEM PhDs

Online PhD Career Resources

FAQ: General Resources

FAQ:  Resources for PhDs in the Humanities and Social Sciences

FAQ:  Resources for STEM PhDs

FAQ:  Resources for International Students and Postdocs

"From Homer to High Tech"

Read Michael Zimm's (Classics, 2016) blog post in the Chronicle of Higher Education to learn about how he marketed the skills he developed at Yale to land a position as a Creative Strategist for Digital Surgeons.