Career Opportunities Beyond Academia
Join Dr. Mrim Boutla on March 18 for a workshop designed to help Ph.D. students and postdocs get clear, get connected, and get hired for career opportunities beyond academia.
Posted: March 7, 2014
Career Opportunities Beyond Academia with Dr. Mrim Boutla
When: March 18, 2014, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Avaya Auditorium (POB)
RSVP & More Info HERE
Dr. Boutla asks that you both a.) register and complete the MTMCareers career assessments in advance of the workshop to maximize your experience and b.) bring your laptop to the session.
Event Details: Join Dr. Mrim Boutla for a workshop designed to help Ph.D. students and postdocs get clear, get connected, and get hired for career opportunities beyond academia. This session, titled Off-Track: Charting your Post-Ph.D. Career Path Beyond Academia, will focus on strategies you can use to get clear about your goals and transferable skills, get connected with like minded professionals and get hired for the types of opportunities that best fit you. This workshop will include examples from Dr. Mrim Boutla’s own transition from cognitive neuroscience to career coaching to social entrepreneurship, as well as case studies from other PhDs who have leveraged their transferable skills to build intellectually and financially rewarding careers across sectors. Whether you want to compete for tenure-track jobs or explore nonacademic paths, attending this workshop will help you learn more about the many options you have to put your Ph.D. skills to work.
• Translating skills from one sector to another
• Current employment trends
• Identifying employers in one’s impact area
• Leveraging social networks to identify employers
• Tailoring resumes and cover letters
ADDITIONAL GRAD STUDENT CAREER WORKSHOPS
Contrary to what you might think, academia is not the only route to career success and happiness. One career path doesn’t fit all, and not everyone is interested in or able to enter the academic world after graduation. As a graduate student you can pursue a variety of training-related career opportunities, if you’re prepared to jump into the job search. This workshop series is designed to give you the knowledge, skills, and information you need to move forward with your non-academic career plans. Join us for one or all three of our workshops and learn about your career options.
How to Communicate Your Value | March 25, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, CLA 1.302B
Regardless of what career path you are pursuing, you need to know how to communicate with audiences outside of your discipline and outside of academia. This session will provide tips, strategies and sample content for explaining the value and relevance of your grad school experiences to different audiences with a focus on employers outside of academia. Topics include:
* Converting Your CV to a Resume – formatting basics plus content strategies you won’t find online
* Personal Branding – how to identify, communicate and build your brand
Register for the 3/25 Workshop Here
Making Your Move – Master the Transition from Student to Professional | April 1, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, CLA 1.302B
Whether you are looking to expand your network or looking for a job, this session will help you connect to people and opportunities outside of academia. We review public and private sector career paths that grad students commonly pursue and provide job search tips, interview strategies and resources specifically tailored to grad students’ needs. Topics include:
* Networking- UT, Texas, national and online resources plus LinkedIn – beyond the basics
* Identifying and Applying to Jobs Outside of Academia
* Interviewing - Questions to expect/ ask and strategies for case and behavioral interviews
Register for the 4/1 Workshop Here
Know Your Options (& Keep them Open) | April 8, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, CLA 1.302B
Don’t wait until your ABD to start exploring your Alt-Ac (alternative to academia) options. Contrary to what the term “alt-ac” suggests, preparing for careers outside of the academy doesn’t require you to step off the academic track. You can progress down both tracks simultaneously. This session will explore the broad scope of careers available to you and help you create a professional development plan that gives you multiple post-grad school options. Topics include:
* Myths and misconceptions that limit your potential
* Career opportunities in corporate, government, nonprofit and healthcare sectors
* Resources and strategies for identifying and pursing alt-ac options
Register for the 4/8 Workshop Here