Please join GSAS Futures in conversation with two leaders in graduate and postdoctoral career development from major academic associations in the United States – Dr. Emily Swafford, Director of Academic and Professional Affairs, American Historical Association, and Dr. Corrie Kuniyoshi, Senior Program Manager, American Chemical Society.
Drs. Swafford and Kuniyoshi will draw from research gathered among their respective academic associations to discuss recent trends in career outcomes for individuals with Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in humanities and STEM fields, comparing and contrasting the state of job markets across disciplines. Dr. Swafford will provide analysis from “Where Historians Work,” a new interactive, online database that has tracked the career outcomes of over 8,000 historians nationwide and that has been recently referenced in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Both Drs. Swafford and Kuniyoshi will describe skill sets that employers value in academic and nonacademic settings, pointing out areas of crossover between training offered in traditional graduate programs while discussing possibilities for new skill sets that graduate students and postdocs may consider attaining in an ever-changing employment landscape. Such skills – both administrative and technological in nature – not only prepare students for nonacademic careers should they prove an appropriate fit, but distinguish students from their peers when seeking tenure track positions. Drs. Swafford and Kuniyoshi will also discuss the results of pilot programs at universities around the country that have implemented training in career diversity for graduate students.
This session is of special value to both graduate students and faculty members who work closely with them, including graduate program directors and mentors of Master’s and Ph.D. students. The conversation will be applicable to a wide array of fields that fall under broad humanities and STEM frameworks. Please RSVP to attend here and circulate widely to colleagues.Career Pathways Event Flyer_OCT2