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Expanding Potential: A workshop advocating for women in STEM

Oct 16

Announcing a workshop for women in STEM!   Women make up only 24% of the workforce in STEM and 33% of the doctoral scientists in the U.S. Gender equity in STEM is a longstanding and pervasive problem that is a result of a number of complex issues. “Expanding Potential: A

What can you do with that PhD?: FAQs about non-academic jobs

Apr 23

This article by Jane Hu originally appeared on The PLOS Student Blog on April 22, 2014. The original post may be found here. It is being reprinted under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. As the school year winds to a close, another class of students nears graduation and

Sixty-one percent of STEM PhDs pursue non-academic careers

Apr 06

A new study published by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) finds that sixty-one percent of STEM PhDs pursue non-academic careers. The findings suggest that non-academic careers are the new normal for PhDs, and throw into question the manner in which graduate students experience professional development. According to the study:

Beyond Academia 2014 in Hindsight: Organizers Reflect Upon BA 2014 and Look to the Future

Mar 05

Thanks to everyone who helped to make the Beyond Academia 2014 conference such a rousing success. From organizers, to speakers and panelists to the hundreds of attendees, everyone played their part in making the conference the premier career education and networking event at UC Berkeley. With the 2014 conference in

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