This is two-part session with workshops co-hosted and run as part of the Spring PhD PATHFinder course (March 22 - March 26, 2021).
PART 1 (5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)
What do you consider when you're making a career transition? Attend this session to hear stories about graduate students and postdocs who successfully jumpstarted (or crawled) into new industry roles, and strategies and timelines for how they did it.
This year, we will be hosting Harvard Startup Week instead of a career fair. Harvard Startup Week is dedicated to fostering Education, Connections, and Opportunities in entrepreneurship and the startup sector. Employer representatives will be invited to participate in several educational programs and networking events throughout Startup Week.
Student Eligibility: Harvard Startup Week programming is open to all Harvard University students and recent alumni. MIT students should contact their school's career center to register.
The GCC Virtual Career Expo is a single day, online career expo for advanced degree students, postdocs, and alumni in fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Humanities, Arts, and Social Science, sponsored by the GCC. This event connects PhD & Master’s students, Postdocs and Alumni to employers for a virtual networking and recruitment experience using the CareerEco platform.
"This year will be our 15th year of hosting our successful international career fair connecting talented researchers at all career levels to employers, job opportunities, information and advice. For the first time, we’ll be hosting you online due to the circumstances, but the event will be as dynamic and rewarding as ever.
During our free event you can:
Connect with a diverse range of academic and scientific companies
Discuss live job roles via video or chat
Get practical advice on making yourself stand out as a candidate...
Life is a series of choices and transitions. Transitions can be times of personal growth and development. They can also be frustrating and difficult. Much of the time, they are both. Worries about balancing work, life, and family time; making school/career decisions; and navigating interpersonal issues with mentors (and others) can contribute to feelings of being overwhelmed and disconnected. A common element of managing the challenges of life is finding community, using resources, and developing your problem solving,...
What skills, traits, and experiences lead to a successful career in policy and governance for PhD-trained scientists? SCI conducted semi-structured interviews with individuals working in science policy jobs to find out.
Understand how your personal interests, skills, and values contribute to your future career success. Topics to be covered include the importance of career decision making, learning styles, self-assessment, transferrable skills, defining success, personal needs, work/life balance, and articulating short-term and long-term goals.
Speaker(s): Amanda (Dumsch) Langer, OITE Career Counselor
Considering applications for a faculty position in the next few months, the next year or a couple years down the road? Want to know more about what the application process and what document and evidence you will have to demonstrate? Looking to know more about what the interview process and timeline are like? Wondering how things differ from school to school with their application and interview expectations?
In this session, Dr. Jason Heustis (Director of Student Development and Training Evaluation at Harvard Medical School) will lead a discussion covering...