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From Skills to Results: Re-Seeing Your Skills Through Non-Academic Eyes

September 17, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm



From Skills to Results: Re-Seeing Your Skills Through Non-Academic Eyes


Dr. Paula Chambers is  Founder of Versatile PhD, a leading web-based career resource that helps graduate students and new PhDs envision, prepare for and excel in nonacademic careers. 

After briefly telling her own post-PhD story, Dr. Chambers reveals what the PhD career pipeline really looks like (it is a branchingpipeline) and contrasts academic and non-academic understandings “results.” Then she leads attendees through a well-organized sequence of hands-on activities in which they will identify their own most results-rich accomplishments from this new non-academic perspective and learn how to describe them in language that will communicate well to non-academic employers. Huge confidence-builder. She then explains how to use Versatile PhD and takes questions.

The overall tone of this presentation is positive toward all career options, including academic careers but it is clearly focused on non-academic careers.

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September 17, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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CUB L60 (Butch’s Den)
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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