After the PhD/Postdoc:  Positioning Yourself for Success

After the PhD/Postdoc:  Positioning yourself for Success 

Speaker: Melanie Sinche

Date Held: Thursday, December 8, 2016

Co-Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Global Education and Career Development

How can you maximize your time in graduate school and/or during postdoctoral training?  What strategies can you use for landing the right occupation?  This presentation will provide an up-to-date assessment of the current career landscape facing science PhDs. Author Melanie Sinche will share proven strategies based on her research and profiles of science PhDs across a wide range of disciplines. Her research identified transferable skills from PhDs and career paths in a range of options, including education, industry, and non-profits.

Melanie V. Sinche is director of education at the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine. Her book Next Gen PhD: a Guide to Career Paths in Science was recently published by Harvard University Press.  Ms. Sinche is also a certified career counselor with extensive experience working with graduate students and postdocs.

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