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PhD Pathways

PhD Pathways is a virtual mentor circle series that offers graduate students the opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue with PhD alumni around diverse career trajectories. Explore previously recorded mentor circles below.

Past Sessions

Alec Biehl

What a Character! Atypical Advice for Becoming the Dynamic and Round Protagonist of Your Professional Narrative 

Alec Biehl ’19 PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Kimberly Alecia Singletary

The PhD Pivot: Preparing for a Career Outside of Academia and Inside Industry

Kimberly Alecia Singletary ’13 PhD
Instructional Designer II
Everspring Inc
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Aaron Schirmer

Teaching, Research, and Service: An Inside Look at the Tenure Process at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions

Aaron Schirmer ’09 PhD
Associate Professor
Northeastern Illinois University

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Earl Wagner

Big Tech With Purpose: Working with Integrity in Technology

Earl Wagner ’10 PhD
Senior Software Engineer
Google

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Aaron Greenberg

Sell Yourself Without Selling Out: A Case Study of a Scholar Turned CEO

Aaron Greenberg ’17 PhD
Co-Founder
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Interested in hosting?

We are looking for additional PhD alumni to serve as mentor circle hosts. Email TGS Associate Director, Alumni Engagement Jaclyn Hugg at jaclyn.hugg@northwestern.edu.