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Yes, there is life after grad school

This session helps explore career possibilities, what package of skills/experience/education you might need and how to identify and fill any holes in your CV before hitting the job market.

Career Corner 2011

Presenter: Jo VanEvery, Careers Café blogger

Don't undervalue your education (13:20)


0:00 - 2:13        
Introductions and a link to an online copy of this presentation
2:14 - 3:18        Acknowledging the unknown beyond grad school, stepping outside the safety bubble of the university
3:19 - 5:34        Stop questioning the usefulness of your education
5:35 - 7:16        You're not alone in your worry; realize you have an important contribution to make
7:17 - 13:19      Recognize that there are numerous possibilities for your career, not just academic ones

Your career journey (9:02)

0:00 - 2:25        
Choosing your path
2:26 - 6:52        How to figure out what your options are
6:53 - 9:01        Doing the research to discover a path that's right for you

Your ideal career (11:05)

0:00 - 1:00        
Narrowing your career focus
1:01 - 3:38        Figure out what you like and how that can influence your career
3:39 - 4:57        The geographical compromise
4:58 - 8:44        How to present yourself to different groups of people and communicate your skills
8:45 - 11:04      The qualifications you need to get the position you want

Next steps (6:29)

0:00 - 1:23        Taking advantage of the training opportunities that may be offered in short term positions
1:24 - 3:02        Remember that there will be completely different jobs created in the future; embrace change
3:03 - 6:28        Don't figure out your entire future, figure out what you're going to do next

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This session was really motivating. Thank you!

Posted by Erin White, Jan 7, 2012 1:43 AM

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