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Career Symposium for Graduate Students & Postdocs

Wednesday, January 20, 2016  |  4:00–7:00 p.m.

The Graduate School, the Career Center, and the Alumni Association are pleased to present the twelfth annual Career Symposium for Graduate Students and Postdocs.

This event is designed to be an opportunity for graduate students and postdocs to:

  • Explore various career paths
  • Learn how to enhance their job marketability
  • Develop connections with employers and successful graduate-level alumni

The symposium will also provide an opportunity for faculty and advisers to gain information that will be useful in mentoring students about career paths.


Getting Hired with a Graduate Degree: Tips from Employers
4:00–5:30 p.m. | Kane 210

You are invited to hear from a panel of employers who will share tips for landing a job with a graduate degree. Panelists will share strategies for being a competitive candidate and navigating the job search process from application to interview. This event is free and no registration required.

Networking Reception: Grad Students, Postdocs, & Alumni
5:30–7:00 p.m. | Kane Hall - Walker Ames Room

Join us for a unique opportunity to chat with interesting graduate-level alumni in a welcoming and semi-structured environment. You’ll have a chance to practice your networking skills and build new connections with friendly graduate-degree holders who have found meaningful work and are eager to share their stories and tips. Plus, enjoy free snacks and beverages! This event is free and no registration required.

For networking tips, download the Working the Room handout.


The Career Symposium is sponsored by the Graduate School, Career Center, and Alumni Association.


To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at: 206.543.6450 (voice), 206.543.6452 (TTY), 206.685.7264 (fax), or email at  The University of Washington makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests.  Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance of the event as possible, preferably at least 10 days.