Program

(To return to the conference home page click here.)

Where Do I Go From Yale? - 2013
Tuesday May 14, 2013
Workshop, 10:00 am – 4:15 pm, Loria Center (190 York Street)
Networking, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, The Golden Center (268 Park Street)

 

10:00-10:30 AM:  Welcome and Introduction    [see full bios]
 

Valerie Hotchkiss (1990 PhD, Medieval Studies), GSAA chair, is Head of the Rare Book & Manuscript LIbrary at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Professor of Medieval Studies and Library Science.

Thomas Pollard, Dean of the Graduate School and Sterling Professor of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology.

Anthony Sabatelli  (1984 PhD, Chemistry), workshop chair, is Vice President and Authorized House Counsel, at Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in New Haven, Connecticut.

10:30-11:45 AM: Transdisciplinary Panel I - Where you can go from Yale.  Seasoned alumni will provide key insights, perspective and real world advice.

 

MODERATOR                                        
Elizabeth Sullivan
(1974 BA, 1976 MA, Soviet and Eastern European Studies) is Editorial Page Editor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio.

PANELISTS    [see full bios]    
Jane Jervis (1978 PhD, History of Science & Medicine) is the former president of The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.

Larry Kauvar (1978 PhD, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry) is Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of Trellis Bioscience, San Francisco, California.

Colleen Shogan (2002 PhD, Political Science) is Deputy Director of the Congressional Research Service at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 

James Shulman (1987 BA, 1993 PhD, Renaissance Studies) is President of ARTstor in New York, New York.

Noon-1:30 PM:  Networking Luncheon at the Union League Cafe, 1032 Chapel Street.  Graduate students will be assigned seats at tables with alumni in areas of common interest.  The lunch will be held in the second-floor banquet room.

1:45-3:00 PM:  Transdisciplinary Panel II - Where I went from Yale.  Younger alumni in science, social science and the humanities will share their experience and advice on landing that first job inside or outside the academy.

  MODERATOR   
Lauren Tilton (Graduate Student in American Studies) is chair of the Graduate Student Assembly.

PANELISTS    [see full bios]

Carrie Lane (2005 PhD, American Studies) is Associate Professor of American Studies at California State University, Fullerton, California.

Andrew Lemon (2005 PhD, Economics) is a Vice President at Compass Lexecon, an economics consulting firm in Boston, Massachusetts.

Gregg Keaney (2005 PhD, Chemistry) is Senior Scientific Investigator in Medicinal Chemistry at H3 Biomedicine in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Karene Grad Steiner (2006 PhD, American Studies) is Program Officer at the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.

FOUR SIMULTANEOUS BREAKOUT SESSIONS:

3:15 - 4:15 PM:  How to Get and Keep a Tenure Track Position - Breakout Session #1.  Many students come to graduate school intent on teaching at a college or university.  This informal panel will address ways that you can prepare yourself for the best possible outcome in the competitive academic job search.  We will also discuss strategies for improving your chances for getting tenure.  Workshop leaders will offer brief remarks on both getting and keeping an academic position, and then will answer questions from participants.  This session is designed to help, not intimidate, so please let us share what we know with you!

  BREAKOUT SESSION LEADERS     [see full bios]
Mary Ann Carolan (1989 PhD, Italian) is Professor of Italian at Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut.

Maria Kontaridis (2002 PhD, Pharmacology) is Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Division of Cardiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts.

Carrie Lane (2005 PhD, American Studies) is Associate Professor of American Studies at California State University, Fullerton, California.

3:15 - 4:15 PM:  Careers in Media, Journalism and Cultural Institutions - Breakout Session #2.  Alumni with backgrounds in media, journalism, and cultural institutions will conduct an informal roundtable discussion with students about their career paths, and will offer tips on finding jobs in both for-profit and non-profit settings.
  BREAKOUT SESSION LEADERS   [see full bios]
Susan  Ball (1978 PhD, History of Art) is deputy director of the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut.  For 20 years, she was executive director of the College Art Association in New York.

Ken Browne (1978 MA, Italian) is a film editor and producer for corporate, non-profit and institutional clients at Ken Browne Productions, New York.

Andrew Richter (1979 PhD, Sociology) is former Senior Vice President, Compensation & Benefits, at NBC Universal in New York.

Elizabeth Sullivan (1974 BA, 1976 MA, Soviet and Eastern European Studies) is Editorial Page Editor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio.

3:15 - 4:15 PM:  Career Opportunities Outside the U.S. - Breakout Session #3.  Graduate School alumni with successful international careers will share their work experience and practical tips on seeking jobs outside the U.S.  Come with questions and - if you like - your resume.
  BREAKOUT SESSION LEADERS  [see full bios]
J. Gene Wang (1999 PhD, Immunobiology) is Head, Clinical Development, GlaxoSmithKline, SK, Collegetown, Pennsylvania.  He works extensively in China.

Dina Consolini Dommett (1993 PhD, Italian) is Executive Director, Leadership Programmes, at the London School of Business.

Bernt Hagtvet (1974 MPhil, Political Science) is Professor of Political Science at the University of Oslo in Norway.

R. Nagarajan (1986 PhD, Engineering & Applied Science) is Dean of International & Alumni Relations, and Professor of Chemical Engineering at IIT-Madras in Madras, India.

3:15 - 4:15 PM:  Non-Academic Opportunities for Scientists - Breakout Session #4.  Mid-career alumni from Yale graduate programs in science will discuss their experience and perspective on non-academic science careers.  After a brief introduction, students will be invited to ask questions and participate in a group discussion  Suggested topics include networking, job search methods, leveraging membership in professional societies, and broadening career targets beyond one's topic of specialization.
  BREAKOUT SESSION LEADERS   [see full bios]
Elie Track (1988 PhD, Physics) is Senior Partner, Hypres, Inc., Elmsford, New York.

Larry Kauvar (1978 PhD, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry) is Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of Trellis Bioscience, San Francisco, California.

Gregg Keaney (2005 PhD, Chemistry) is Senior Scientific Investigator in Medicinal Chemistry at H3 Biomedicine in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

4:30 - 6:00 PM:  Networking Reception at The Golden Center, 268 Park Street.  Drinks, hors d'oeuvres and conversation for students and alumni.

 

""