Mentoring Graduate Students Through a Branching Career Pipeline – one that may or may not lead to a faculty career
Mentoring Graduate Students
Through a Branching Career Pipeline –
One That May or May Not Lead to a Faculty Career
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Cabernet Room, Silo
A campus event in the 2011-12 Mentoring at Critical Transitions program hosted by the Office of Graduate Studies
In a 2011 study of graduate students’ career choices, Fuhrmann et al. found that less than half (44.8%) of those surveyed prefer a traditional academic career path and that career choices are made far earlier in the graduate school experience (by the 2nd and 3rd year) than previously thought.
Join Dr. Fuhrmann for a seminar that examines these trends and a candid discussion of how to meet the challenges of mentoring graduate students who may be seeking careers quite different than our own.
About our Invited Speaker:
Cynthia Fuhrmann is Program Director, Academic Career Development within the Office of Career and Professional Development, and Assistant Professor in Biochemistry & Biophysics, at UCSF. Dr. Fuhrmann leads the development of workshops, courses, and resources designed to train graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in the professional skills necessary for success in research and teaching careers. She directs UCSF’s Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) program (which she co-founded in 2004), co-developed and directs UCSF’s TA training program, and coordinates teaching partnerships with neighboring colleges. She also oversees UCSF’s Professional and Academic Success Skills (PASS) workshop series, a professional development program for researchers. She teaches workshops at UCSF, regionally, and nationally. Fuhrmann received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from UCSF in 2005, and her Bachelors degree in Chemistry from University of California, Davis in 1997.
Her current scholarly interest is in career decision-making by graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in the life sciences. Her research in this area has been published in CBE Life Sciences Education (Vol 10 No. 3: 239-249) <http://www.lifescied.org/content/10/3/239> and highlighted in Inside Higher Ed, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Science, NIH Extramural Nexus Newsletter, and Tomorrow’s Professor.
Light refreshments provided. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch.
MCT Seminars are sponsored by the UC Davis Office of Graduate Studies
and are open to all UCD faculty members.
For more information about the MCT Program: http://gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/faculty/mct.html