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Is the Grass Actually Greener? Perspectives on Careers Inside and Outside of Academia
Is the Grass Actually Greener? Perspectives on Careers Inside and Outside of Academia
WhenMonday, May 20, 2019, 3:30 – 7 p.m.
Campus locationStudent Union Building (HUB)
Campus room332
Event typesWorkshops
Event sponsorsCore Programs in the Graduate School
Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
Target AudienceGraduate Students (Master's and Doctoral), Postdocs

Are you currently a graduate student exploring career options in and beyond academia or are you an early career researcher holding a postdoc position and wonder where to launch your career?
Event Goals:

Office of Graduate Student Affairs (Core Programs) and Office of Postdoctoral Affairs are co-hosting an event to help you learn more about careers you can pursue with your graduate degrees. At the end of the event, you will be able to:

  • Learn career insights from professionals working in fields ranging from government, non-profit, industry, and academia.
  • Hear strategies for making the transition from graduate school to academic or non-academic careers.
  • Work on ways to identify and apply the skills you developed in academia to non-academic careers.
  • Gain an understanding of workplace culture beyond academia
  • Network with speakers and fellow graduate students and postdocs at the reception
Event Agenda:
  • 3:30-3:40PM Opening and Introduction
  • 3:40-4:30PM Panel Discussion I – Perspectives on careers inside and outside of academia
  • 4:30-4:40PM Q&A
  • 4:40-4:45PM Break
  • 4:45-5:15PM Workshop: Identify your transferrable skills
  • 5:15-5:20PM Break
  • 5:20-6:10PM Panel Discussion II – Perspectives on careers beyond academia
  • 6:10-6:20PM Q&A
  • 6:20-7:00PM Networking
  • Aaron Katz, principal lecturer, School of Public Health, UW
  • Christina Bandaragoda, senior research scientist, Civil and Environmental engineering, UW
  • Jean Campbell, affiliate assistant professor, Pathology | Scientist, Fred Hutchinson Center
  • Matthew Adeiza, design researcher, Microsoft
  • Elizabeth Gillispie, postdoctoral research associate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Nana Gyesie, senior manager, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 
Pleaes only RSVP for the session(s) you plan to attend among Panel I, Workshop, and Panel II.

The event is open to graduate students and postdocs, and is co-sponsored by Core Programs in the Graduate School and Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. Send questions to Ziyan Bai at…
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