Master's and Ph.D. Career Symposium

4.2 An Inside Look at an Interview for Careers Beyond Academia with a "Mock" Interview

Time: 2:20-3:30pm

Room: 002 Wellman

Come watch an actual (mock) interview demonstration. Our workshop leader will guide you through the interview process, interviewing a graduate student for a position outside of academia. The workshop presenter will engage the audience in a critique of the interview to enable better understanding of what works and doesn't work in the interview process. Learn tips and strategies for successfully interviewing for a career beyond academia without actually being in the “hot seat”!

Workshop Facilitator:

Robin Wortley Hammond, MS, PHR. With more than 10 years experience in career development, counseling, job-search consulting, outplacement services, human resources and recruiting, and labor market research and reporting, Robin has a wealth of expertise to share. Specializing in career development services for professionals and skilled workers, Robin is well recognized for the expertise and enthusiasm she brings to the process of facilitating individual career transitions as well as strategic business applications of career development in organizations for more effective staffing, retention and performance. In addition to her work in career and organizational development, Robin has 20 years experience in a variety of industries including employment services, publishing, broadcast media, marketing, law, and hospitality. She is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management, the Organization Development Network, and she serves as Board Member and Communications Director for the California Career Development Association. Robin holds a Master’s in Career Counseling in addition to an MBA in Human Resources Management and Organizational Development, plus PHR (Professional Human Resources) certification.

Graduate Student Participant:

Erin Arms is a 6th year PhD candidate in Genetics (expected June 2015), working on water stress tolerance in tomato as a member of the St. Clair lab, department of Plant Sciences. Erin received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Bachelor of Arts degree  in Anthropology at the University of Washington in Seattle. As a student at UC Davis, Erin has been active in several on campus organizations including the Chancellor’s Graduate and Professional Student Advisory Board (CGPSA). She is also the co-founder of Empowering Women in STEM (EWIS), as well as a volunteer with the UC Davis Policy Institute and the Explorit Science Center. In her free time Erin enjoys reading, baking, playing Dance Dance Revolution, and subjecting her friends and family to animated movies.