Career Pathways and Options

GPPS - Career Pathways and OptionsSession Descriptions

Leveraging your STEM PhD outside of academia (for York PhD students and Postdocs)

Leveraging your STEM PhD outside of academia (For York PhD students and Postdocs only) Are you interested in a career outside of the academy? Do you want to learn more about how to navigate the world of post-academic careers as a PhD? During this session, connect with professionals in science, technology, engineering and math professions (STEM) and learn more about hiring practices, employer expectations and how to leverage higher education while exploring available career opportunities.

During this panel, professionals will share examples of the range of opportunities available within their fields, the particularities of applying as a PhD and talk about how to translate the skills developed in academia to non-academic careers. The panel will be followed by an open forum where PhD students will have the opportunity to ask the panelists their own questions.

Host: The Career Centre & Faculty of Graduate Studies
Date:  January 2018
Registration information coming soon.

Leveraging your PhD outside of academia (for York PhD students and Postdocs in the Social Sciences & Humanities)

Leveraging your PhD outside of academia (For York PhD students and Postdocs only). Are you interested in a career outside of the academy? Do you want to learn more about how to navigate the world of post-academic careers as a PhD? During this session, connect with professionals in areas such as government, think tanks, and non-academic research and learn more about hiring practices, employer expectations and how to leverage higher education while exploring available career opportunities.

During this panel, professionals will share examples of the range of opportunities available within their fields, the particularities of applying as a PhD and talk about how to translate the skills developed in academia to non-academic careers. The panel will be followed by an open forum where PhD students and postdocs will have the opportunity to ask the panelists their own questions.

Host: The Career Centre & Faculty of Graduate Studies
Date:  February 2018
Registration information coming soon.