Are you looking for potential opportunities to use your science knowledge outside of academia? How about an internship as journalist writing about science and technology? The Economist has a call out for applications to be a summer intern and to write about science and technology for 3 months. http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21569376-richard-casement-internship
Deadline to submit a cover letter and a writing sample is February 1st.
3 Workshops for Career Success!
(register at http://iccweb.ucdavis.edu/graduates/pathway.htm)
1) Interview Etiquette: Strategies for Success
Unsure about how to present yourself for an interview? This workshop will focus on points of etiquette that will make your interview flow smoothly and will leave your interviewer with a great impression of you! Topics will include greetings, attire, interviewing over a meal, networking at social events and much more.
Joaquin Feliciano, PhD, Greek Life Coordinator, Student Housing, UC Davis
2) Negotiating Your First Position (Beyond Academia)
Join us for an informative discussion of the do’s and don’ts of negotiating your first position outside academia. Our workshop leader will offer expert advice on how to put your best foot forward and successfully negotiate your new position including information about salary and benefits negotiation. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn a skill vital to your career success.
Robert Enzerink, MBA, Partner, The MarkeTech Group, Principal, MEDGroup
3) An Inside Look at an Interview (Beyond Academia)
Come watch an actual (mock) interview. Our workshop leader, Mary Johnson, will lead you through the interview process as she interviews a graduate student, for a position outside of academia. Dr. Johnson will lead the audience in a critique of the interview to enable you to determine for yourself what works or doesn’t work without actually being in the hot seat!
Mary G. Johnson, PhD, Human Resources Director at Haemonetics
Cory T. Ellison, Harmer Lab Graduate Student, Plant Biology Graduate Group
All graduate students and postdocs are invited to these workshops which are part of the
Pathways Career Symposium
Saturday, January 28th, Wellman Hall
To register for the symposium (free) and for information on other workshops and panel discussions click on
You can come to one workshop or attend as many as you’d like!
Sponsored by the Internship and Career Center and the Office of Graduate Studies
This blog has brought to your attention that alternative career options are very relevant to today’s graduates with a PhD. In that alley, Sandia National Labs is having a recruitment session. Read below.
Careers with Sandia National Laboratories for Advanced Degree Holders
Wednesday, November 2
Noon-1:30pm | Room 114 South Hall
For all interested M.S. and Ph.D. science, engineering, and computer science students and postdocs
- Learn about the excellent opportunities at Sandia National Laboratory
- Meet Technical Members of Staff and UCD Alums -
- Jack Skinner, PhD in Mechanical Engineering from UC Davis
- Mien Yip, PhD in Civil Engineering from UC Davis
Bring Your Resume! Don’t have a resume? Or have a resume that needs some work? Attend our Resume Writing Workshop for Grad Students and Postdocs in advance of the information session
Food and drinks will be provided.
Sponsored by Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Career Services at the Internship and Career Center and the Office of Graduate Studies (Professional Development Series)
Have you ever thought about mixing Adventure with Culture? Social Responsibility with cutting edge Education?
The GREEN Educational Adventure Programs in Costa Rica offer a unique way to satisfy your intellectual curiosity while experiencing unforgettable adventures, gaining a cultural experience, and giving back to the community though socially responsible projects.
The Programs in Costa Rica are focused on Renewable Energy Education, Adventure, Culture, and Social Responsibility.
The 12-day trip gives students a chance to explore the topics of RENEWABLE ENERGY and SUSTAINABILITY through interactive lectures and exclusive hands-on site visits to functioning power plants, like wind farms and geothermal plants, and residential facilities, such as organic sustainable farms and green-centric housing developments. The benefits of the educational component are enhanced by the excitement of the adventure and cultural excursions that make Costa Rica the epicenter of EcoTourism and travel.
Students who attended this program in the past have cited it as “one of the best experiences of their life”. Some have returned to Costa Rica for summer internships in the renewable energy sector. Others applied their experiences to succeed in internships and jobs in the United States.
The Global Renewable Energy Education Network (GREEN) inspires University students to explore the fields of renewable energy and sustainability. In doing so, we aim to assemble motivated collegiate minds in engineering, business, policy, ecology, and other related fields, to spark a flame of though and passion centered around renewable energy, sustainable living, and improved societal standards. Our objective is to do so by pipe-lining these students into the GREEN industry through an intensive educational adventure program.
GREEN is happy to announce the launch of our 2012 Programs! Several programs will take place this year enrolling students from top Universities across the nation.
For more information, please see the “GREEN 2012 Program Package” attached. To Apply and see further details, such as the curriculum, itinerary and photos from past programs, visit our website at www.greenworknow.com.
Watch our 2012 Season Preview video to see what you can take part in this year.
Want to come with friends? Feel free to contact us for our group rates!
Spots on our Winter Program (January 4-15) are still available and registration for the Summer has begun. Please visit our website for more details and to apply!
Global Renewable Energy Education Network
Director of University Outreach
“An Educational Breakthrough in a Costa Rican Paradise”
Graduate Student Career Exploration Group, meets Mondays 10-11:30 in the 2nd Floor North Hall Library:
This group is specifically for graduate students who want explore the fit of one or more career options of interest or expand their consideration of possible careers. Group members will integrate data from their personal strengths, work and family perspectives, and career assessments with occupational information. Group members are asked to increase their exposure to occupational information and opportunities over the course of the term. Please note total cost of assessments is $45 and expected time commitment for activities outside of the 1.5 hour, 6 session group time is approximately 1-2 hours per week.
You may decide whether you want to join the group at the “Orientation to the Career Exploration Groups”, on a first come, first served basis using a sign-in sheet (up to 8, perhaps 10). The orientation provides information about the assessments, the goals of the group, and description of our activities for the 6 sessions. Currently the Orientation date will be during the 3rd week of the term, at the same time/locations as the group meetings, or Oct 10th for Grad students. If you are interested in participating in this group, please contact email@example.com.