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Leverage Your PhD: Careers in Higher Education

Modified: April 19, 2016

Leverage Your PhD: Careers in Higher Education Administration

Date: Tuesday, May 3
Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Location: TGS Commons, 2122 Sheridan
RSVP: CareerCat > Events > Workshops
Questions: email Mearah Quinn-Brauner

This panel discussion brings together PhDs trained in diverse academic fields who are now working in a range of capacities at Northwestern University. Panelists will discuss how their PhD training helps them in their current work as well as things they wished they had known about job seeking while they were in graduate school. They will also share advice about how current PhD students and postdocs can explore careers in higher education administration. The panel will be followed by informal discussion over refreshments.

  • Kelly Iwanaga Becker, Associate Director, Student Affairs Assessment (PhD, Sociology)
  • Sarah Kamper, Invention Associate, Innovation and New Ventures Office (PhD, Chemistry)
  • Christine McCary, Weinberg College Adviser and Lecturer in Biology  (PhD, Integrated Program in the Life Sciences)
  • Kristen Mighty, Senior Program Coordinator, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, The Graduate School (PhD, Integrated Program in the Life Sciences)
  • Brad Zakarin, Director of Residential Academic Initiatives and Lecturer in History (PhD, History)