What Else Can You Do with a PhD? Finding Alternative Careers in the Sciences

Friday, 13 February 2015: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room 212 (San Jose Convention Center)
After years of research, analysis, and writing on often very specific topics, many science PhDs wonder if their skills are useful outside of academia. This workshop will delve into the abundant opportunities for science PhDs outside the ivory tower that take advantage of advanced degrees. From working as a principal data scientist for a health care company to promoting international chemical security, from furthering science policy to protecting American science education, PhDs have a lot of opportunities to utilize their degrees to create change. This workshop will provide real-life examples of how PhDs have utilized advanced degrees to help change the world and how you might do the same.
Minda Rose Berbeco, National Center for Science Education
Pallavi Phartiyal, Union of Concerned Scientists Washington DC
Sharotka Simon, AAAS, Diplomacy Security and Development,
Michael A. Simon, Arcadia Health Solutions and Olivia Ambrogio, American Geophysical Union
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