What Else Can You Do With That?
Feb 14, 2012
from 12:00 pm to 01:30 pm
|Contact Name||Jackie Fryer|
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The career landscape has changed for graduate students. Job market statistics, shifts in funding for higher education, advances in technology, and new kinds of job opportunities have all contributed to a drastic change in outlook for job-searching graduate students. Although students are often encouraged to follow the path to the professoriate, this path may not be possible or even the best route for all.
In this session, participants will learn about the current context of the job market for graduate students, reflect upon their priorities for and expectations of post-graduate work, consider the multitude of options available both within and outside of the academy, and contemplate how to address any politics involved in moving towards a non-faculty career. Additionally, participants will develop a working plan for next steps towards post-graduate work.
Attendees will receive resources, and three copies of the book, "So What Are You Going to Do with That?": Finding Careers Outside Academia, by Susan Basalla and Maggie Debelius will be given away.