Master's and Ph.D. Career Symposium

16th Annual (Saturday, March 14, 2015)

The UC Davis Career Connections Symposium for current master's and Ph.D. students, postdoctoral scholars and alumni is a day-long event that includes concurrent sessions covering a variety of career development topics. Panelists share insider information about career strategies both within academia and in the private and public sectors. Our distinguished speakers are professionals from academia, industry and government.

Looking for podcasts & handouts from previous sessions? Visit our workshop archives [MPP SmartSite] page.


Saturday, March 14, 2015 in Wellman Hall
7:30 Registration Desk Opens - Room 119
(Check-in and Pick-up Packet)

Continental Breakfast - Back Patio (basement level)
8:00 Welcome Session - Room 002
Concurrent Sessions (click on topic for panel details)
9:00 1.1 An Inside Look at an Academic Search Committee 1.2 Getting "Soft" Skills Training on Campus
10:15 15 Minute Break
10:30 2.1 Negotiating Your First Position for a Career Beyond Academia 2.2 How to Find and Negotiate a Postdoc Position, and Get the Most Out of It
11:45 15 Minute Break
12:00 Lunch (provided, back patio at basement level)
1:00 3.1 Pursuing Diverse Careers in the Humanities and Social Sciences 3.2 Exploring Interdisciplinary Careers
2:10 10 Minute Break
2:20 4.1 Negotiating Your First Faculty Position 4.2 An Inside Look at an Interview for Positions Beyond Academia with Mock Interview 4.3 Transferrable Skills in STEM for Careers Beyond Academia

Organized by the Internship and Career Center with generous support from GradPathways (Graduate Studies)

Co-sponsored with the Chancellor's Graduate and Professional Student Advisory, Davis Humanities Institute, Graduate Student Association, Postdoctoral Scholars Association, and Professors for the Future