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Alternate Career Pathways from Grad School: Showcasing the Flexibilities and Possibilities Beyond the Tenure Track

On Thursday, June 17, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., the Center for Research on Families (CRF) will host a workshop for graduate students.

While students often begin graduate training with a traditional career path to a tenure track job in mind, many change their goals along the way and discover unique pathways to success in a research career. In this forum, participants will hear from three former graduate students from the psychological and brain sciences (PBS) department that served as methodology consultants for the Center for Research on Families.

Showcasing the flexibility and opportunities training in PBS can offer, our speakers all took alternate career pathways by applying their skillsets and training within non-profit, corporate and medical school research sectors.

Panelists will talk about the choices that shaped their career trajectory, share personal stories of how they crafted success in various industries, and answer questions from participants.

Co-moderated by Holly Laws, director of CRF Methodology Program, and Aline Sayer, former CRF director of Methodology Program and professor emeritus.

The discussion will be followed by a Q&A.

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