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2020 PhD Pathways

PhD Pathways is a day-long career education conference for PhD students and postdocs from all disciplines.
Below are links to past Pathways conferences.
 
 
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PhD Pathways 2020
PhD Pathways 2020 was cancelled in light of the university's directive to cancel large events during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
 
What’s the day like?
 
Morning:
- Making Good Connections: An engaging reframe of networking with Dave Evans, popular Stanford instructor, creator of the Life Design Lab and author of the best-seller Designing Your Life
- Discovering Transferable Skills and Identifying Values: An introduction to recognizing your range of valuable skills and the values underlying your decisions, so that you know a good fit when you see it!
Midday: 
- Industry Experiences: Hear from PhDs, including many Stanford alumni, about their paths to meaningful work in biotech, communication, consulting, data science, entrepreneurship, foundations, education, government, and research beyond the professoriate.
Afternoon:
- Special Topics: Demystifying the job search - international students and immigration considerations, internships, intersections of career searching and social identities, and developing the resilience to consider multiple paths and adapt to worklife beyond academia
- Telling Your Story to Get to Your Goal: Learning about the stories that employers and network connections find most compelling, and telling them so that they can advocate for you.
 
Do I need to attend the full day?
Since the conference is a sequenced daylong curriculum, with each session building on the one before, attendees must commit to attending the full day’s program.
 
Questions?
Please contact Chris Golde: golde@stanford.edu with any questions.

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