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Mind Your Career: "Preparing for the Post-Graduate Job Market"

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 | 2:00-3:00 pm CT

This webinar focused on the job market for MA and PhD alumni in industry, government and the non-profit sector. Our presenter, Dr. Sian Beilock, outlined the resources offered to current UChicago graduate students through UChicagoGRAD, a University-wide office committed to ensuring that students and postdocs have the skills they need to become the next generation of leaders in all career sectors. Dr. Beilock also discussed how alumni can leverage the skills they gained as UChicago graduate students to best position themselves in the job market, regardless of industry.

 

 

About the presenter, Dr. Sian Beilock, Stella M. Rowley Professor in the Department of Psychology at The University of Chicago and the Vice-Provost for Academic Initiatives:

Sian L. Beilock is the Stella M. Rowley Professor in the Department of Psychology at The University of Chicago and the Vice-Provost for Academic Initiatives. She is one of the world’s leading experts on the brain science behind “choking under pressure” and the many brain and body factors influencing all types of performance: from test-taking to public speaking to your golf swing.  Dr. Beilock's research is funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education.

Her critically acclaimed book, "Choke: What The Secrets Of The Brain Reveals About Getting It Right When You Have To" came out in Fall, 2010. She leads UChicagoGRAD, an office and comprehensive program designed to make resources for graduate students and postdocs accessible and effective. In partnership with the academic departments, divisions, and schools, UChicagoGRAD is committed to helping graduate students and postdocs navigate their academic and professional careers.

Read more from Dr. Beilock about preparing PhDs for diverse careers.