2014 Conference

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Beyond the Professoriate


A Virtual Conference for PhDs in Transition

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Conference presentations will be live video streamed via gotowebinar.com. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions via text chat.

Career Day (May 3, 2014)

11:00 A.M. – 12:20 P.M. (EDT): Higher Education
Meagan Kittle Autry, PhD Director, Thesis and Dissertation Support Services, North Carolina State University
Nikki Boots, PhD Instructional Designer, Dartmouth College
Kristine Funch Lodge, PhD Assistant Director, Academic Programs, University of Oregon Career Center
Anne Mitchell Whisnant, PhD Deputy Secretary, Office of Faculty Governance, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

12:30 P.M. – 1:50 P.M. (EDT): Corporate / For-Profit
Melissa Nysewander, PhD Director, Data Science, Fidelity Investments
Allessandria Polizzi, PhD Director, Learning & Development, 7-11; Post-Ac Expert, The Professor is In
Ryan Raver, PhD Global Product Manager, Sigma-Aldrich Corporation; Founder, The Grad Student Way
Tracy Shroyer, PhD, MBA Consultant & Account Executive, Client Support, financial services industry

2:00 P.M. – 3:20 P.M. (EDT): Non-Profit & Government
Susan Gundersen, PhD Research Fellow, Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Pamella Lach, PhD, MSIS Associate Director, Digital Innovation Lab, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Stephanie Morgan, PhD Vice President, Education and Training, Central Station Alarm Association
Jared Wesley, PhD Director, Federal-Provincial Relations, Government of Alberta

3:30 P.M. – 4:50 P.M. (EDT): Teaching, Writing, Research
Joseph Fruscione, PhD Writing and Editing; Post-Ac Expert, The Professor is In
Kelly Morrow, PhD Senior Research Associate, Morgan, Angel & Associates
Allison Schrager, PhD Writer & Economist
Harry Thomas, PhD Upper School English Teacher, Durham Academy

Professional Development Day (May 10, 2014)

11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. (EDT): Career Exploration Strategies to Jumpstart Your Career Transition
Fatimah Williams Castro, PhD Founder, Beyond the Tenure Track

12:15 P.M. – 1:15 P.M. (EDT): Ditching the C.V.: The Art of Resumes and (Non-Academic) Cover Letters
Heidi Giusto, PhD Principal, Career Path Writing Solutions, LLC

1:30 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. (EDT): The Language of LinkedIn
Anna Marie Trester, PhD Director, MA Program in Language and Communication, Georgetown University

2:45 P.M. – 3:45 P.M. (EDT): Career Discovery: Awakening Your Entrepreneurial Spirit
Harish Vasudevan, PhD Entrepreneur and Career Consultant

4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. (EDT): Understanding Recruitment and Hiring
Catherine Maybrey, PhD Alumni Career Coach, McMaster University; Owner, Catherine Maybrey Coaching Services

5:15 P.M. – 6:15 P.M. (EDT): Networking and Social Media for PhD Job Seekers
Jennifer Polk, PhD From PhD To Life and Maren Wood, PhD Lilli Research Group

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