Transitioning into a Non-Academic Career

Friday, February 17, 2017: 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Room 207 (Hynes Convention Center)
This workshop explores the skills and best practices for transitioning from an academic environment to one of many non-academic career paths. It introduces strategies for career planning, emphasizing an ongoing process for professional development throughout your career. Topics covered include: creating your “elevator speech”; networking as a part of life; how to create a master resume (inclusive of all your skills); creating a position-specific resume; what skills you need for industry, and how to acquire these skills while still in the lab; and being strategic in your career planning.
Scott Nichols, AAAS
Josh Henkin, STEM Career Services