Is the Grass Actually Greener? Perspectives on Careers Inside and Outside of Academia
– Panel Discussion and Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdocs
Monday, May 20, 3:30–7 p.m.
HUB 332, UW Seattle Campus
Are you a graduate student exploring career options in and beyond academia?
The Office of Graduate Student Affairs (Core Programs) and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs are co-hosting an event to help you learn more about careers you can pursue with your graduate degrees. During this event, you will:
- Gain career insights from professionals working in fields ranging from government, non-profit, industry, and academia.
- Learn strategies for making the transition from graduate school to academic or non-academic careers.
- Work to identify and apply the skills you developed in academia to non-academic careers.
- Develop an understanding of workplace culture beyond academia
- Network with speakers and fellow graduate students and postdocs at the reception
3:30–3:40 p.m. Opening and Introduction
3:40-4:30 p.m. Panel Discussion I – Perspectives on careers in and outside of academia
4:30-4:40 p.m. Q&A
4:40-4:45 p.m. Break
4:45-5:15 p.m. Workshop: Identify your transferable skills
5:15-5:20 p.m. Break
5:20-6:10 p.m. Panel Discussion II – Perspectives on careers beyond academia
6:10-6:20 p.m. Q&A
6:20-7:00 p.m. Networking
Panelists (See RSVP page for updated list of panelists):
- 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
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.