GSAS: Leveraging Your PhD: Why Employers Value Your Skills


Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 4:00pm to 7:30pm


Dudley House Common Room
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Explore career options beyond academia and learn how to leverage your PhD. Please register through Crimson Careers to attend.
4:00-5:00pm, Nuts and Bolts: Landing a Job in this Economy. Curious how recent PhD graduates found their jobs? Hear from recent GSAS graduates who have successfully landed a job.
Panelists include:
Katherine Donato, PhD ‘18, Health Policy & Economics
Starting at The Boston Consulting Group, Denver
Rose Joachim, PhD ‘17, Biological Sciences in Public Health
GlobalData Plc, Boston
Steven Poynter, PhD ‘18, Chemical Biology
Starting at Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, Boston
5:00-6:30pm, Alumni Panel on Leveraging the PhD: Alumni will discuss their own career decision making, how they adapted to jobs outside academe, and how the skills and knowledge they developed during their graduate programs influenced their success.

Panelists include:

Janice Ahn, PhD ‘11, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Senior Manager, Global Publications – Takeda Oncology
Andy Baisch, PhD ‘13, Mechanical Engineering
Director of the Analysis, Weather, Survival, and Mechanical (AWSM) Group, Starry Inc.
Jonathan Kline, PhD ‘14, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC)
Senior Editor, Hendrickson Publishers
Zhenyu Lai, PhD ‘15, Economics
Associate Director of Algorithms, Wayfair
Tina Lin, PhD ‘13, Physics
Product Manager, Formlabs
Rakeen Mabud, PhD ‘16, Government
Program Director, Roosevelt Institute
Phyllis Thompson, PhD ‘14, American Studies
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Stonehill College
Christina Usher, PhD ‘15, Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Science Writer and Illustrator, McCarroll Lab, Harvard University
6:30-7:30pm, Networking Reception: Speak with alumni and Harvard affiliates about their specific jobs and career paths.
This event is open only to Harvard GSAS students and alumni.
PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND. This event is co-sponsored by the FAS Office of Career Services and the GSAS Office of Alumni Relations.