non-academic job search: alumni networking event recap

My colleagues Karen Clothier, Brittney Boublil, Tammy Tran, and David Ottenheimer recently organized an alumni networking event – an opportunity to learn more about transitioning from academic research to research-focused positions across a variety of industries. The invited alumni included Amy Spiegel, Jeff Mayse and Sarah Stamper who got their PhDs from the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Emma Gregory and Erin Zaroukian from Cognitive Science, my home department, and Dan Pham and Emily Kuehn from Neuroscience.

This was an incredibly uplifting event, packed with useful information and practical tips. The alumni were really delightful to talk to, and they spoke with the empathy of someone who understood the struggles and anxieties of academic job search. I wrote a recap of the Q&A part of the event, which Karen moderated.

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