2017-2018: Career Opportunities Seminar Series


The goal of the Career Opportunities Seminar Series is to empower graduate students, particularly those working in polymeric research, with knowledge of various career pathways available upon completion of their degrees. Many students feel that academia is the only route available to them or are concerned that they won’t obtain a fulfilling career outside of academia. This workshop will address these concerns and instill students with the confidence in choosing their career path following graduation. The Career Opportunities Workshop will be comprised of a series of seminars featuring a combination of professionals in industry, government and academia; professional development activities; and a culminating activity. These seminars will help provide a foundation for students that are in the process of identifying their ideal careers following graduation.

Seminar Series Schedule:

Aug. 3, 2017:  PPG

Sept. 18, 2017: NIST

Sept. 19, 2017:  BASF

Oct. 18, 2017: Xenith

Nov. 2, 2017:  NSF International

Nov. 21, 2017:  Prof. AJ Boydston, University of Washington

Jan. 26, 2018: Shell Oil Company

Feb. 22, 2018: Prof. John Rogers, Northwestern University

Apr. 4, 2018: Prof. Jeff Moore, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The seminar series is supported through the Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop: http://www.rackham.umich.edu/academics/rii/interdisciplinary-workshops