understanding a variety of career paths
After travelling the world for six months in 2011, Srin Madipalli quit his job as a lawyer and joined the MBA program at the University of Oxford’s Said Business School. A power wheelchair user living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Madipalli was particularly attracted to tech and startups, and quickly focused in on the power of technology to transform the lives of people with disabilities. While earning his MBA he taught himself to code, and soon co-founded Accomable, a web app that grew to list accessible accomodations in 60 countries around the world.
“I started off in engineering, was frustrated that smart people kept building products no one wanted, so became a product manager to build what people wanted,” says LaunchDarkly CEO and co-founder Edith Harbaugh in an interview published last year on Medium. “I then saw that you could build the right thing, but if no one knew about it, it didn’t exist. So I also got into marketing.”
Not long after landing at PagerDuty in 2016, Jennifer Tehada embarked on that harrowing rite of passage for CEOs of fortunate young startups: the pursuit of an IPO.
The company’s goal was to build and scale a new kind of incident management platform for software developers, one that wouldn’t just monitor technology infrastructure, but also deftly manage real-time alerts and on-call responsibilities, and even proactively recognize and flag emerging opportunities.
In 2012, inspired by the HR headaches they’d observed working for technology companies, Sarah Nahm and a few friends founded Lever, a talent recruitment platform aimed at transforming the hiring process with intuitive yet data-driven software. Two years later, in 2014, she was named CEO.
Come join us to explore the numerous public service opportunities with student organizations, campus programs, and community partners.
Student, campus and community organizations will be tabling to discuss their work and the opportunties they have for you to participate.
For current postdocs, or graduate students thinking about what they want to accomplish during a future postdoc, an Individual Development Plan (IDP) is vital.
This article from an English professor offers some insight into how to approach graduate school not only as a time of scholarship but also as a period of professional development.
With multiple events held throughout the year (the largest being the Fall Career Fair), BEAM (Bridging Education, Ambition & Meaningful Work) brings many employers to campus to allow opportunit
BEAM Treks give you the chance to visit different workplaces to explore different career paths.
Pathways for Humanities PhDs explores the many different career possibilities open to doctoral students in the humanities and arts.