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A collaboration between the Graduate School and the Graduate Professional Council (GPC), Grad Ed Week is held annually in the fall semester

October 12-16, 2020: Career Pathways
(all programming will be virtual)
Register for events on the Gateway

A pdf version of the schedule may be found here: GEW Fall 2020

Monday, October 12

  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Exploring Diverse Career Pathways (Part I of series)
    A variety of career options exist for students earning advanced degrees. This presentation will cover strategies for current graduate students looking to expand their job search and market themselves in unique ways.

Tuesday, October 13

  • 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Flexible Career Paths that are Viable & Promising: Success Stories (Part II of series)
    Interested in careers beyond academia? We welcome back MU graduate and postdoc alumni who have found success in a wide variety of areas. Panelists will share the steps they took to find their career entry point after earning a masters and/or doctorate.

    • Portia Flowers, PhD, MU Postdoc ’14-’16 in Physical Therapy & Broader Impacts; Science Policy Analyst, National Science Foundation (NSF)
    • Morgan Halane, PhD ‘17 in Plant Sciences; Biologist, National Park Services
    • Marco Navarro, PhD ’19 in Biological Sciences; Product Associate, Scientifica LLC.
    • Mark Ritchey, PhD -16 in Political Science; Research Manager, Missouri Department of Labor & Industrial Relations
    • Sean Rost, PhD ’18 in History; Oral Historian, State Historical Society of Missouri and Missouri Humanities Council
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Drop in with the Deans
    An opportunity for graduate students & postdocs to talk with Graduate School leadership about their experiences, ask questions, and share ideas that may enhance and improve their time at Mizzou.

Wednesday, October 14

  • 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Preparing for & Landing Positions beyond the Professoriate in Higher Ed: Success Stories (Part III of series)
    Exploring career diversity within academia, we welcome back MU graduate alumni who have found success working in various roles. Panelists will share the steps they took to find their career entry point after earning a masters and/or doctorate.

    • Rachel Bauer, PhD ’18 in Theatre; Lecturer in Theatre Arts, Sacred Heart University
    • Mike Kateman, PhD ’17 in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis; Assistant Vice Chancellor for Advancement, University of Missouri
    • Rachel Newman, MEd ’16 in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis; Interim Director, Office of Fellowships and Advanced Studies, University of Missouri
    • Rachel K. Owen, PhD ’19 in Soil Science; Director, MOST Policy Initiative, University of Missouri

Thursday, October 15

  • All day: CV Docs, sponsored by GPC
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. The Postdoc Life
    You may be curious if doing a postdoc would be worthwhile for your career. Current postdoctoral scholars at Mizzou will share their experiences on applying for positions, what to look for in a mentor, finding funding, and preparing for the job market afterwards.

    • Fiorella Carlos Chavez, PhD; Postdoc, MU Department of Human Development & Family Science
    • Rachael Hernandez, PhD; Postdoc, MU Department of Communication
    • Sebastian Cardona Ramirez, DVM and PhD; Postdoc, MU Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Virtual Networking & Online Presence Workshop
    Registration through Handshake
    Your virtual networking skills and online presence are now more important than ever. Participate in this workshop to learn how to enhance your Handshake and LinkedIn profiles as well as virtual networking skills. Co-sponsored by Engineering Career Services & MU Career Center

Friday, October 16

  • All day: CV Docs, sponsored by GPC
  • 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Job Search…where to begin? Assemble your Materials!
    Guidance and time for students to work on the essential items of a professional portfolio – CV, resume, cover letter, teaching philosophy, research statement, diversity statement, and LinkedIn profile.
    Session limited to 40 students