The Graduate School
G-1 Communications Building
Seattle, Washington 98195-3770
Career Symposium for Graduate Students & Postdocs
Thursday, January 23, 2014 | 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
The Graduate School, the Career Center, and the Alumni Association are pleased to present the tenth 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
Feeling uncertain about what you want to do next or unclear about how to get there? Taking some time to explore the myriad employment options open to individuals with graduate degrees, and to learn strategies for making yourself competitive for those options, might help ease your mind. You’re invited to come listen to employer representatives discuss tips for landing interesting positions in large corporations, small businesses, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and universities. The event is free.
Graduate Student and Postdoc Networking Reception
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. | Kane Hall - Walker Ames Room
All UW grad students, professional students, and postdocs are invited to practice their networking skills and create new connections by talking with UW graduate-level alumni and business leaders about diverse career directions, effective job search strategies, potential job and internship leads, and more. Advisers and faculty members are also welcome to attend. Light snacks, beer, and wine will be served. The event is free.
For networking tips, download the Working the Room handout.
The Career Symposium is sponsored by the Career Center, the Graduate School, and the University of Washington 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.