Each academic year, the Office of Institutional Advancement brings Queens College students and distinguished alumni and friends together through a special lecture series called Professionals on Campus.

The program, arranged in seminar-style gatherings, provides students with the opportunity to learn from and interact with seasoned professionals representing multiple industries and sectors. Our renowned speakers are considered experts in their fields, role models for career success, and, most importantly, they all got their start at Queens College.

Professionals on Campus events are held throughout the Fall and Spring semesters.


 Spring 2017 Series 

A Conversation with Jill Barad ’73 – February 16, 2017

Business Leader Extraordinaire and Former Chairman & CEO of Mattel, Inc. advises students how to market products and themselves click here.

Compassionate Doctor, Respected Administrator, and Admired Leader – March 9, 2017

Richard Barakat ’81, MD, MBA, Deputy Physician-in-Chief, Regional Care Network and MSK Cancer Alliance, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, shares highlights from his multi-faceted career click here.

A Conversation with Evelyn M. Strauch ’60 – March 21, 2017

Foreign language and literature educator offers future teachers lessons from her distinguished career click here.

A visit to Flomenhaft Gallery – March 29, 2017

Photography students engage in a visit to the Flomenhaft Gallery, founded in 2004 by Mrs. Eleanor Flomenhaft ’83. The Gallery shows exquisite original artwork by national and international artists alike with a commitment to diversity across cultures and genders click here.

What Career Options Exist in Healthcare? – March 30, 2017

Advice and Lessons from a Panel of Distinguished QC Alumni click here.

A Conversation with Dr. Answorth A. Allen ’84 – May 1, 2017

Leading practitioner in the field of Sports Medicine, Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, Team Orthopedist for the NY Knicks, and former Head Team Physician for the New York Mets discusses his exceptional career in medicine and sports click here.

A visit to General American Investors Company, Inc. – May 5, 2017

Spencer Davidson ’65, Chairman of the Board of Directors, gives students a first-hand look into the complexities of investing as they assemble a mock Board of Directors click here.

A visit to PL Developments – May 12, 2017

Mitch Singer ’75, CEO and Founder, welcomes students to corporate headquarters for a plant tour and discussion about transforming a start-up company into an industry leader click here.