2011 - Where do I go from Yale?

Bosphorus Bridge by Kara Sabahat

Have you ever wondered: “Where do I go from Yale?”

Please come ponder your options at a special workshop designed for current graduate students on  

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Informal buffet lunch
Law School Dining Hall, 127 Wall Street

12:30 - 4:00 pm
Panel Discussions on jobs in Government and Non-Profit Sectors; Academic and Cultural Administration; and Corporate and Research Settings
Sterling Law Building, Room 127

4:00 – 5:30 pm
Informal discussion over drinks and hors d’oeuvres at Mory’s

Hosted by the Graduate School Alumni Association in partnership with Graduate Career Services

The Graduate School’s alumni board encourages you to consider your options during this difficult academic job market.  By showing you what we have done with our varied careers, we hope to help you realize the myriad possibilities that your Yale degree affords.  Our workshop is designed to help all graduate students think creatively about alternative career paths no matter what year of study.  Panelists will share their experiences working for non-profit organizations, government agencies, and public and private academic and research institutions. Representatives with experience in domestic as well as international organizations will tell how they arrived at the careers they currently enjoy.

 This event is FREE and open to all students in the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.   Register now!


Program Location:  Sterling Law Building, Room 127 (enter from 127 Wall Street) unless otherwise noted.

Panel details and speaker bios:

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Light lunch in the Law School Dining Hall

12:30 pm

Welcome and Introductions
(Mary Ann Carolan '89 PhD - Italian, workshop chair)

[bios of chair and other mentors]

12:45 pm

Government and Non-Profit Sector: National and International
(Colleen Shogan, moderator)

[panelist bios]

George Camp ’67 PhD (Sociology)
Co-President, Criminal Justice Institute
Middletown, Connecticut

Martyna Fox ’94 PhD (History)
Contract Chair, Russian Advanced Area Studies
Foreign Service Institute
U. S. Department of State
Washington, D.C.

Tom Gustafson ’82 PhD (Economics)
Senior Policy Advisor, Arnold & Porter LLP
Washington, D.C.

Colleen Shogan ’02 PhD (Political Science)
Acting Senior Advisor for the Director
Congressional Research Service
Washington, D.C.

1:45 pm

Academic & Cultural Administration
(Valerie Hotchkiss, moderator)

[panelist bios]

Ken Browne ’78 MA (Italian)
Film/Video Producer, Ken Browne Productions
New York, New York

David Epstein ’82 PhD (Classics and Ancient History)
Executive Director, Office of Online Programs
Fairleigh Dickenson University
Madison, New Jersey

Valerie Hotchkiss ’90 PhD (Medieval Studies)
Head of the Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Director, Midwest Book & Manuscript Studies Program
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois

Rebecca Peabody ’06 PhD (History of Art and African American Studies)
Manager of Research Projects
Getty Research Institute
Los Angeles, California

2:45 pm

Corporate & Research Settings
(Rahul Prasad, moderator)

[panelist bios]

James Burton ’70 PhD (Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry)
CEO, Psyche Pharmaceuticals
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Clay Dean '00 MA (History of Art and Renaissance Studies)
Senior Vice President, First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust
Mattoon, Illinois

Charles Liu ’88 PhD (Physics)
Principal Network Engineer, Comcast Corporation
Mt. Laurel, New Jersey

Sheenah Mische ‘88 PhD (Experimental Pathology)
Senior Director, Office of Collaborative Science
Associate Professor of Pathology
New York University Langone Medical Center
New York, New York

R. Nagarajan ’86 PhD (Engineering & Applied Science)
Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT
Madras, India
Formerly: Senior Technical Staff Member,
IBM Storage Systems Division
San Jose, California

Rahul Prasad ’87 PhD (Engineering & Applied Science)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
National Ignition Facility
Livermore, California

Petra Scamborova ’05 PhD (Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry)
Patent Litigator / Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker LLP
New York, New York

3:45 pm

 Concluding Remarks (Rahul Prasad, Chair, GSAA)

4:00 - 5:30 pm

 Adjourn to cocktails and conversation at Mory's