Transitioning to industry from academia is not as hard as some may think, but it does take time. When I realized that I wanted to leave the lab bench, I prepared myself and made a plan.
It has been estimated by many studies—and confirmed by my own experience—that about 80% of job-seekers gain employment through some form of networking, referrals, and recommendations. This is a huge problem for introverts because networking is daunting, intimidating, and scary.
Allannah Karas earned her PhD in Classics from the Graduate Center. She is an Assistant Professor at Valparaiso University in Indiana. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Allannah talks about her position at Valparaiso and the benefits of working in a small private university. She also lays out some of her strategies from the job search and her tips for networking as a new junior faculty member.
Attending a career fair gives you the opportunity to meet directly with potential employers, many of whom may be actively hiring. Speaking with an organization’s representatives gives you the chance… Read the rest
By Joseph Paul Hill The Graduate Center’s Fall 2019 Career Fair will take place on Friday, October 11, at 11:00 a.m. Career fairs are amazing opportunities for graduate students of… Read the rest
We consume most of our media, and even do a sizable amount of work, through smartphones and apps. Knowing how to protect your digital identity matters even more amidst the… Read the rest
Within your LinkedIn profile page, people first look at your picture, followed by your name and your title. These are the most important parts to get right.