The New Science Master's and Alternate Career Pathways

Friday, 13 February 2015: 8:00 AM-9:30 AM
Room LL21F (San Jose Convention Center)
Sheila Tobias, Co-author, Rethinking Science as a Career, Tucson, AZ
With 300 programs, 2000 students enrolled at any one time, and 6000 graduates employed in the tech sector, the Professional Science Master's has taken hold in more than 130 universities. In 2014 a wide-ranging inquiry of PSM graduates and employers over the 15 start-up years was launched to learn: how graduates are being deployed in the companies were they work, how and where their skill sets are valued, and what career opportunities loom in the private and public sectors. Findings on application of skills, career progression, and PSM programs will be presented.