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Wednesday
Feb172016

Versatile Ph.D. STEM Online Panel Discussion: 'Careers in Software Development'

Versatile Ph.D. will host a free web-based asynchronous panel discussion on "Careers in Software Development" from February 22-26. All panelists are Ph.D.s from STEM fields, including:

  • An Applied Mathematics Ph.D. who has worked in software development for many years as a developer and Team Lead, and is now Technical Project Manager at a legal software company
  • A Biophysics Ph.D. who is a Scientific Software Developer at a mathematical computing software company
  • A Genetics Ph.D. who does Business Development, Sales Engineering, and Technical Account Management at an enterprise software company while also adjuncting on the side
  • An Applied Mathematics Ph.D. who adjuncted briefly before becoming a Software Developer at General Motors

You can interact with panelists throughout the week on the site, or follow the discussion via email. All questions welcome, from the most general to the very specific. As a UCSB graduate student, you have free access to the information and resources on the Versatile Ph.D. website. To learn more about accessing its premium content, such as the panel discussions, follow these simple instructions provided by the Graduate Division.

Tuesday
Jan192016

Versatile Ph.D. Humanities and Social Science Online Panel Discussion: 'Careers in Business'

Versatile Ph.D. will host a free web-based asynchronous panel discussion on "Careers in Business" from January 25-29. All panelists are Ph.D.s from Humanities and Social Science fields, including:

  • An English Ph.D. who went into training, learning, and development in the corporate sphere and is now Senior Director of Leadership and Organizational Development for 7-Eleven
  • A Communication Studies Ph.D. who went into consulting, then sales, and is now Sales Strategy and Development Leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • A recent English and American Literature Ph.D. (2011) who left adjuncting to join the Internal Communications Team at Nestle Purina Petcare
  • A History and Philosophy of Science Ph.D. who after a few years as a postdoc and adjunct, got into market entry planning and is now Partner in a consulting firm that focuses on the U.S. renewable energy market

You can interact with panelists throughout the week on the site, or follow the discussion via email. All questions welcome, from the most general to the very specific. As a UCSB graduate student, you have free access to the information and resources on the Versatile Ph.D. website. To learn more about accessing its premium content, such as the panel discussions, follow these simple instructions provided by the Graduate Division.

Monday
Nov092015

Versatile Ph.D. STEM Online Panel Discussion: 'Careers in University Administration'

Versatile Ph.D. will host a free web-based asynchronous panel discussion on "Careers in University Administration (STEM)" from November 16 to 20. All panelists are Ph.D.s from STEM fields:

  • An Inorganic Chemist who has been an Assistant Dean of STEM Programs and Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs
  • A Molecular Biologist who is Administrator of a biological sciences research center
  • A Pathologist who is Director of Academic and Professional Development at a university graduate school
  • An Astronomer who is Senior Analyst in the central office for a state university system

You can interact with panelists throughout the week on the site, or follow the discussion via email. All questions welcome, from the most general to the very specific.

As a UCSB graduate student, you have free access to the information and resources on the Versatile Ph.D. website. To learn more about accessing its premium content, such as the panel discussions, follow these simple instructions provided by the Graduate Division.

Wednesday
Oct072015

Versatile Ph.D. Online Panel Discussion Oct 19-23: 'Careers in Publishing'

Versatile Ph.D. will host a free web-based asynchronous panel discussion on "Careers in Publishing" from October 19-23. All panelists are Ph.D.s from Humanities or Social Science fields:

  • A Humanities Ph.D. who has served in several roles at an academic digital press and is currently its Director of Strategic Initiatives
  • A Historian who is now Editorial Director at a major academic press, and formerly the executive director of a small scholarly press
  • A Political Scientist who is Manager of Content at a digital service and app that distributes global newspaper content, and formerly Digital Content Strategist at an educational publisher
  • A Philosopher who is currently Senior Acquisitions Editor at an academic press, and formerly Associate Editor at an independent trade/academic publishing house

You can interact with panelists throughout the week on the site, or follow the discussion via email. All questions welcome, from the most general to the very specific.

As a UCSB graduate student, you have free access to the information and resources on the Versatile Ph.D. website. To learn more about accessing its premium content, such as the panel discussions, follow these simple instructions provided by the Graduate Division.

Wednesday
Sep092015

Versatile Ph.D. STEM Online Panel Discussion: 'Careers in Technology Transfer'

Versatile Ph.D. will host a free web-based asynchronous panel discussion on "Careers in Technology Transfer" beginning Sept. 14. All panelists are Ph.D.s from STEM fields, including:

  • A Microbiologist who is a Technology Licensing Officer at a U.S. university
  • A Biochemist who is a Technology Commercialization Manager at a national lab
  • A Pathologist with extensive technology transfer experience in both university and hospital settings
  • A Physical Chemist who is the Director of Research Partnerships at a Canadian university
  • A Chemist who is a Technology Commercialization Manager at a multi-national corporation

You can interact with panelists throughout the week on the site, or follow the discussion via email. All questions welcome, from the most general to the very specific. As a UCSB graduate student, you have free access to the information and resources on the Versatile Ph.D. website. To learn more about accessing its premium content, such as the panel discussions, follow these simple instructions provided by the Graduate Division.

Sunday
May312015

Versatile Ph.D. Hosts Online Panel Discussion June 8-12: 'Careers in Marketing for STEM Ph.D.s'

Versatile Ph.D. will host a free web-based asynchronous panel discussion on "Careers in Marketing for STEM Ph.D.s" beginning June 8. All panelists are Ph.D.s from STEM fields, including:

  • a Market Insight Manager at a health insurance company
  • a Marketing Development Manager at Eastman Kodak
  • a Data Scientist at a marketing agency
  • an Associate Medical Director at a pharmaceutical marketing agency
  • a Senior Manager at a global research company who has a great deal of marketing responsibility

You can interact with panelists throughout the week on the site, or follow the discussion via email. All questions welcome, from the most general to the very specific. As a UCSB graduate student, you have free access to the information and resources on the Versatile Ph.D. website. To learn more about accessing its premium content, such as the panel discussions, follow these simple instructions provided by the Graduate Division.

Tuesday
Feb172015

Versatile Ph.D. Online Panel Discussion Feb. 23-27: Careers in Informal Science Education

Versatile Ph.D. will host a free web-based asynchronous panel discussion on Careers in Informal Science Education (ISE), from February 23-27. All panelists are Ph.D.s or ABDs from STEM fields who have gone into ISE in various different settings, including:

  • Biochemist who is now Director of Science and Integrated Strategies at a major science and industry museum
  • Neurologist who is now Public Outreach Manager at a scientific association
  • Electrical engineer who after a long ISE career in museums and higher ed is now at the Department of Education
  • Oceanographer who is Citizen Science Coordinator at a major national museum
  • Kinesiologist who after a significant research career did a major pivot and now does Science Outreach for the NIH

You can interact with the panelists throughout the week on the site, or follow the discussion via email. All questions welcome, from the most general to the very specific. For more information on this discussion, click here.

Wednesday
Jan212015

Versatile Ph.D. Online Panel Discussion Jan. 26-30: Careers in Technology for Humanities and Social Science Fields

Versatile Ph.D. will host a free web-based asynchronous panel discussion on Careers in Technology from January 26-30. All panelists are Ph.D.s or ABDs from humanities or social science fields employed in technology-centered roles in a wide variety of organizations, including:

  • Web Developer for a major business publication
  • Director of User Experience at a health care communications agency
  • Software Programmer/Analyst in an insurance company
  • Director of Technology at an urban newspaper
  • Director of Digital Experience at an art museum

You can interact with panelists throughout the week on the site or follow the discussion via email. All questions welcome, from the most general to the very specific. Click here for more information on the panel discussion.

Thursday
Oct302014

Versatile PhD Online Panel Discussion Nov. 17-21: 'Careers in Government Research' (STEM Fields)

Are you a STEM graduate student or postdoc interested in a career in government research? Versatile Ph.D. will be hosting a free web-based asynchronous panel discussion on Careers in Government Research from November 17-21. All panelists are Ph.D.s or ABDs in STEM fields, working in agencies such as NASA, EPA, US Air Force, US Geological Survey, California Department of Water and Resources, and Health Canada.

You can interact with panelists throughout the week on the site or follow the discussion via email. All questions welcome, from the most general to the very specific.

For more information on the panel, click here.

Friday
Oct032014

Versatile Ph.D. Online Panel Discussion: Careers in Higher Ed Development (Humanities/Social Science Fields) Oct 20-24

Versatile Ph.D. will host a free web-based asynchronous panel discussion on Careers in Higher Education Development from October 20-24. All panelists are Ph.D.s or ABDs in the humanities or social sciences, working in areas such as Development Writing, Prospect Research, Major Gifts, Corporate and Foundation Relations, and Alumni Communications.

You may be surprised to learn how well things you already know how to do can carry over to this field! You can find more information here. You may read and participate in the discussion directly on the site, or you may follow the discussion via email.

All UCSB graduate students are eligible for upgraded access to the VPhD website thanks to the university's institutional subscription. To start your Versatile Ph.D. premium account credential, click here