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Academic Chats: Bridging Academia, Government, & Industry - Opportunities for Leaves from Academia to Serve Other Types of Institutions

Do you have to leave to launch? This session will examine opportunities for PhDs and postdocs outside of teaching and research, but in some cases still in academia, and also at opportunities outside academia altogether. 

Guests Speakers:

  • Tom Kenny, professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Arun Majumdar, professor, Mechanical Engineering

About Academic Chats

Wondering if a faculty career might be in your future?

Quick Bytes: Managing Up: How to Build Relationships

Is managing up stressing you out? Keep calm and learn how to build successful relationships when managing up. Whether you’ll be spending your summer doing research or an internship, or preparing for or diving into a new job, get yourself ready by improving your understanding of how to manage up. Managing up, or knowing how to work effectively with those above you, is a valuable and necessary skill in any position.

WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS) Speaker Series: Stephanie G. Adams

Learn from other changemakers in STEM, and build your professional and academic network at WINS. The WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS) provides you the opportunity to engage with a diverse array of stand-out women in science and engineering, and connect with potential mentors, peers, and other colleagues.

The Fall 2019 WINS will feature Stephanie G. Adams, PhD.

Seven Secrets of Highly Successful Research Students

This workshop describes the key habits that our research and experience with thousands of students shows will make a difference to how quickly and easily you complete your research degree. Just as importantly, these habits can greatly reduce the stress and increase the pleasure involved in completing a PhD.

Open and relevant to graduate students at any stage in any discipline or degree. Space is limited.

WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS) Speaker Series: Maria Yang

The WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS) aims to create an engaged Stanford network linking women graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, and alumnae in STEM fields, and their allies and advocates, through regular meetings and communications. WINS seeks to provide all with opportunities to learn from a diverse array of stand-out women in science and engineering about the realities of their lives and work, successes and lessons learned, and to connect individuals with a network of potential mentors, protégés, and other colleagues.

Breakfast Bytes: Improvisation for Communication

Learn improvisational theater techniques to enhance communication skills for collaboration, mentoring, day-to-day conversations, presentations, or job searches. *Note*: this is a highly participatory workshop involving a lot of movement around the room and interaction with other grad students.

Annelies Ransomeassociate director of operations, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

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Quick Bytes: Improvisation for Communication

Learn improvisational theater techniques to enhance communication skills for collaboration, mentoring, day-to-day conversations, presentations, or job searches. *Note*: this is a highly participatory workshop involving a lot of movement around the room and interaction with other grad students.

Annelies Ransome, associate director of operations, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

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Academic Chats: Establishing and Managing A Research Program - Insights for Beginners

What specific process and procedures have you observed in laboratories at Stanford that you would want to emulate when you start out as a new professor? Are there any processes or procedures that you would want to avoid? Learn what you can do and acquire now, before you leave Stanford, that will help you get a head start on managing a research program.

Guests Speakers:

Academic Chats: Designing Your First New Course

When designing a new course, figuring out the first steps can be the hardest part. Walk through the process of preparing and designing a new course, all the way through actually starting to teach it - while keeping your sanity!

Guests Speaker(s):

  • Sean Hartnoll, associate professor, Physics
  • Rita Popat, clinical associate professor, Health Research & Policy

About Academic Chats

Wondering if a faculty career might be in your future?

Academic Chats: Non-Faculty Professional Positions in Academia

Love being at a university? There are many career paths for PhDs in academia, beyond the tenure-track faculty path. Talking with people in these careers is an important step to learn more about what's possible. 

Guests Speaker(s):

  • Robyn Dunbar, associate dean for educational initiatives, School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences
  • Sofie Kleppner, assistant dean, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

About Academic Chats

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