College of Liberal Arts and Sciences PhD Careers Boot Camp

Thursday, August 12, 2021 to Friday, August 13, 2021
2520-D, University Capitol Centre

On August 12th and 13th, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will hold a PhD Careers Boot Camp.

This is a two-day professional development event for graduate students and postdocs providing first-person career advice from professionals in diverse fields, opportunities for networking and career development, and lunch.

Inspired by a program at University College Cork, this event will offer grad students and postdocs the opportunity to explore multiple career pathways and prepare for the next step in their professional lives. Activities will include:

  • Alumni Panels: Hear from PhDs working in a diverse array of careers. Panelists will share their insight and take questions on finding, changing, and working in their current and past positions.
  • Networking: How do you start networking? Practice! Our panelists, alumni, and other volunteers will be on hand to help you get some practice talking about your work and career interests.
  • Mentoring: Connect with faculty mentors from other departments before and during the event to talk about career options, get support, and build your mentoring team.
  • Career Exploration Tools: Explore online tools developed for PhDs in your discipline. Explore career pathways, learn about how to move into different career areas, and plan your next step.

Space is limited, so please apply to participate by Friday, July 30th.