Program

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Where Do I Go From Yale? - 2014
Tuesday May 13, 2014

Workshop, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, Loria Center (190 York Street)
Luncheon, Noon - 1:30 pm, The Graduate Club (155 Elm Street)
Networking, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, The Golden Center (268 Park Street)
 

9:30-10:00 AM:  Welcome and Introduction    [full bios to be posted soon]
 

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

Peter Salovey (1986 PhD, Psychology) is President of Yale University.

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

Elie Track (1988 PhD, Physics), workshop co-chair, is CEO of nVizix LLC, a start-up developing novel high efficiency and low cost solar cell technology and devices.

Susan Ball (1978 PhD, History of Art), workshop co-chair, is deputy director of the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut.

10:00-11:15 AM: Transdisciplinary Panel - Where you can go from Yale. Seasoned alumni will provide key insights, perspective and real world advice.

 

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

PANELISTS    [full bios to be posted soon]    
David Chu (1964 BA, Mathematics; 1972 PhD, Economics) is president of the Institute for Defense Analyses in Alexandria, Virginia, and a former U.S. Undersecretary of Defense.

Dan Cohen (1999 PhD, History) is the founding executive director fo the Digital Library of America in Boston.

Katherine Miller (2005 PhD, Neurobiology) is a patent attorney in the biotech practice of Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks in Boston, Massachusetts.

Ning Zhu (2003 PhD, Management) is one of the founders of the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance, a new business school seeded by the Shanghai municipal government in 2009.  He now oversees a new Beijing campus.

11:15-11:30 AM:  How to Network.  Elisabeth Enenbach (2004 MPhil, Spanish and Portuguese) will present essential dos and don'ts for successful networking.  She is a marketing, communications, and publishing professional in New York with expertise in nonprofit marketing and Spanish-language publishing. 

Noon-1:30 PM: Luncheon at The Graduate Club, 155 Elm Street.  Graduate students will be assigned seats at tables with alumni in areas of common interest. 

1:45-2:00 PM:  Transferable Skills -- "You know more than you think you know."  Victoria Blodgett, director, Yale Graduate Career Services. 
 

SIX SIMULTANEOUS BREAKOUT SESSIONS
All six breakout topics will be offered twice, during each of two time slots:
2:15-3:15 PM -- Breakout Session I.
3:30-4:30 PM -- Breakout Session II.

#1.  Careers for Scientists and Engineers. Alumni from Yale graduate programs in science will discuss their experience and perspectives on science careers. Topics will incude networking, job search methods, leveraging membership in professional societies, and broadening career targets beyond one's topic of specialization.

 

BREAKOUT SESSION LEADERS    [full bios to be posted soon]
Tom Curtis (1968 PhD, Physics), moderator, now retired, had a varied career spanning research, applied research, development work, government-sponsored research and entrepreneurial academic interaction -- including thirty years at Bell Labs and AT&T Labs.

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

Paul Bosco (1984 MS, Engineering & Applied Science) is vice president of strategy and market development at Cisco Systems in Massachusetts.

Shaun Wilson (2007 PhD, Chemistry) is a senior scientist and project lead at ATMI (Advanced Technology Materials Inc.) in Danbury, Connecticut.

Pauline Wyrembak (2009 PhD,Chemistry) is an associate director in the Launch Excellence Office at Boehringer Ingelheim in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

#2.  Academic Teaching and Research Careers.  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     [full bios to be posted soon]
Tripp Evans (1998 PhD, History of Art) is a professor and chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Wheaton College in Massachusetts.

Melissa Marcucci (2004 PhD, Cell Biology) is an associate professor of biology at the Univesity of Saint Joseph in Hartford, Connecticut.

Maurie McInnis (1996 PhD, History of Art) is a professor at the University of Virginia where she teaches courses in art history and American studies.  She also currently serves as the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.

Bobbi Sue Sutherland (2009 PhD, Medieval Studies) is a lecturer - and soon to be assistant professor - in history at the University of Dayton, a Catholic research university.

#3.  Global Career Opportunities. 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   [full bios to be posted soon]
Maria Martha Chavez Brumell (2004 PhD, Sociology), moderator, is an applied sociologist with a history of researching, implementing and evaluating social policy.

Glen Hickey (1974 PhD, Physics) has enjoyed an active career in his native Australia as an executive leader in financial services with a specialization in information technology.

Gail Lavielle (1981 MA,  Comparative Literature) worked extensively in Europe and Africa before she returned to the US and became a public servant.  She is a Connecticut State Representative for the 143rd District in the Wilton area.

Felipe Pait (1993 PhD, Electrical Engineering)is an associate professor at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.  He has worked for engineering companies in Brazil and in the US.

Ning Zhu (2003 PhD, Management) is one of the founders of the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance, a new business school seeded by the Shanghai municipal government in 2009.  He now oversees a new Beijing campus.


#4.  Family Life / Work Integration. Two-career couples, kids, commuting, coping!  Come hear how two successful Yale Graduate School alums are managing their complicated careers without losing focus on what really matters in life.  Your concerns and questions about different approaches one might take will be the main topics of conversation.
  BREAKOUT SESSION LEADERS  [full bios to be posted soon]
Anna Barry (1998 PhD, Biophysical Chemistry) is Vice President of Legal Affairs and Intellectual Property at Jounce Therapeutics, Inc., in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Rahul Prasad (1987 PhD,Engineering & Applied Science) is a senior scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, in the National Ignition Facility, Livermore, California.

#5.  Careers in Non-Profits.  Yale makes an effort to instill in all its students a sense of responsibility "to give back."  Careers in non-profits have long been a popular path for Yale Graduate School alumni.  Come explore some of the possibilities and consider whether this might be a fulfilling career choice for you.
 

BREAKOUT SESSION LEADERS   [full bios to be posted soon]
George Camp (1967PhD, Sociology), moderator, is co-executive director of the Association of State Correctional Administrators and co-president of the Criminal Justice Institute.

Susan Ball (1978 PhD, History of Art) is deputy director of the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Nancy Brune (2006 PhD, Political Science) is executive director of the Kenny Guinn Center for Policy Priorities in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Jenny Carrillo (2005 PhD, Psychology) is senior vice president of external affairs and strategic planning for Planned Parenthood of Southern New England.

#6.  Careers in the Humanities, but not in the Classroom. You don't have to aim for "tenure without parole" after your degree.  A graduate degree from Yale can be the ticket to a variety of interesting careers in the humanities.  We will look at the options and hear from Yale alumni in museum work, digital humanities, and journalism.

 

BREAKOUT SESSION LEADERS   [full bios to be posted soon]
Valerie Hotchkiss (1990 PhD, Medieval Studies), moderator, is director of the Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Professor of Medieval Studies and Library Science.

Dan Cohen (1999 PhD, History) is the founding executive director of the Digital Public Library of America in Boston.

Amy Meyers (1985 PhD, American Studies) is director of the Yale Center for British Art.

Elizabeth Sullivan (1974 BA; 1976 MA, Soviet and Eastern European Studies) is is director of opinion for the Northeast Ohio Media Group in Cleveland and also heads the editorial board for NEOMG and The Plain Dealer, Ohio's largest newspaper.

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

 

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