Session 1: 9:45AM to 11:00AM, choose one to attend

Seminar: Finding and Applying for Research Jobs in Industry
Panel: Technical and Specialized Consulting
Seminar: Converting Your Academic CV to Resumé (HSS)
Panel: Teaching & Learning

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Seminar: Finding and Applying for Research Jobs in Industry

Everyone knows that you must connect with industry scientists when applying for industry jobs, but how? This is not a “networking" seminar! Rather, you will learn specific strategies for finding job postings in industry, locating names and contact info for scientists who can help you, and getting your application in the hands of scientists who will advance your application.
Bill Lindstaedt
Executive Director of the Career Advancement, International & Postdoctoral Services at UC San Francisco
Bill Lindstaedt has been helping scientists and engineers make career decisions for over twenty years. Since 2014, he has served as the Executive Director of an umbrella unit known as Career Advancement, International & Postdoctoral Services (CAIPS). Prior to this, he was Director of the Office of Career and Professional Development at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to his leadership responsibilities, his career advising work focuses on helping pre-doctoral and post-doctoral research scientists with their career and professional development challenges. He has developed particular expertise working with life and health scientists as they transition from academic positions to careers in biotech and other non-academic settings.Bill is a co-author of "myIDP", a popular career development tool hosted by Science magazine's careers site.

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Panel: Technical & Specialized Consulting

Use your technical knowledge and analytical skills to help clients solve problems and provide strategic consulting for specialized industries.
David Herlihy
Scientist at Exponent -PhD in Physical Chemistry
Dr. Herlihy specializes in technology transfer from the laboratory into industrial applications, including prototype demonstrations for internal review and external clients. He leverages his experience developing cutting edge instrumentation for fundamental and applied research to help clients quickly build, test, and refine their latest innovations. On the assessment side, Dr. Herlihy performs independent technical audits to help clients identify promising technology, minimize risk, and achieve due diligence with respect to their investments.
Jonathan Chee
Consultant at Simon-Kucher & Partners - PhD in Microbiology
Jonathan is a Consultant in the Life Sciences division of Simon-Kucher & Partners in their San Francisco office. Jonathan has supported clients in pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical technology companies with a wide range of projects including global launch pricing and market access, and value messaging development. Prior to joining Simon-Kucher & Partners, Jonathan received his PhD in Microbiology from Yale University for his thesis focused on inflammatory responses to bacterial infections. He also worked as a Venture Creation Consultant at the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute, a Yale-funded venture incubator. Jonathan was also the President of the Yale Graduate Student Consulting Club, a student-led organization focused on helping graduate students explore careers in consulting and prepare for the consulting application process. He is excited to be a part of Beyond Academia to continue to help PhD students consider all options available to them.
Cinthia Konichi Paulo
Consultant at Vega Economics - PhD Applied Economics
Cinthia Konichi is passionate about economics and data science. She currently is a Consultant at Vega Economics where she has the opportunity to apply the tools and methods she learned in her PhD to real world problems. At Vega, her day-to-day routine includes researching the literature regarding the problem at hand, building a theoretical framework and taking it to data. She loves learning something new every day, from a simple coding trick to a new exciting branch of economics. Born and raised in Brazil, Cinthia came to the US to study Applied Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. Her dissertation was about how bidders in auctions for fresh produce take into account the volatility of prices when deciding their bids. In her spare time, Cinthia likes to keep in touch with her family and friends, and anything that involves food.
Katherine de Vos Devine
Founder of Cauldron - PhD in Art History and Visual Culture
Katherine de Vos Devine is the founder of Cauldron, an arts incubator dedicated to helping artists develop the business skills needed for successful careers. Katherine is the former executive director of Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center in Asheville, North Carolina. She previously worked at Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft LLP, where she assisted more than one hundred public charities and private foundations with the processes of organization, incorporation, and tax exemption. While pursuing her doctorate, she worked with the Nasher Museum of Art on traditional and digital curatorial projects for temporary exhibitions and the permanent collection. She has spoken widely about intellectual property, artists’ rights, art institutions, and art markets at venues including Harvard’s metaLab, the North Carolina Museum of Art, Art Basel, and Art Papers Salon. Katherine earned her Ph.D. in Art History and Visual Culture at Duke University. She received her M.A. and B.A. in Art History from Duke and J.D. from the Duke University School of Law.
Stephanie Wan
PhD Candidate - Vision Science
Stephanie is a PhD Candidate in the Vision Science Program in the Fleiszig Lab. Her research has focused on determining that the cornea does not host a microbiome, unlike all other exposed tissues and is exploring how contact lens wear alters the cornea to become susceptible to bacterial colonization. Outside of the lab Stephanie is involved with consulting engagements through Biotech Connection Bay Area (BCBA), volunteers in elementary classrooms with Bay Area Scientists in Schools (BASIS) and enjoys cooking, hiking and traveling.

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Seminar: Converting your Academic CV to a Non-Academic Résumé (HSS)

When you are looking to transition from the academic world into the corporate world, a succinct and strategically written document about you is a must. That document is a resume. An effective resume guides a future conversation to where you want it to go, using relevant accomplishments and customized value. When well written, a resume will maintain the audience’s attention and limit distractions. This is the most effective way to relay your intended brand. Crafting this type of document requires insight into who you are, your unique value proposition as well as what are the needs of the reader. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to assess your business value, deconstruct the needs of your audience and refine your messaging in a 1-2 page resume that can be used in a variety of settings. Don’t settle for a static, historical document that lists tasks and duties. Create a dynamic forward thinking resume that resonates with your reader and guides your future interaction.
Mary McHale
Mary McHale brings a unique blend of experience from her work in the corporate and higher education arenas. Mary holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of California at Davis in Human Development and Communication. She received her Masters of Education degree at the University of Vermont in Higher Education Administration. Mary worked as an administrator at Northern Arizona University, Loyola Marymount University and the University of San Francisco. Mary also worked for 10 years in corporate consulting in Change Management, Organizational Development and Strategy with Changeworks, Inc. and Accenture. Today, as a Career Advisor with CS Advising, Mary enjoys helping clients explore their career goals and discover the path to their future career.

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Panel: Teaching & Learning

Passionate about education? Learn from PhDs who are using their teaching and research skills to engage a variety of audiences through secondary and continuing education, curriculum design, educational research, and professional development for instructors.
Susan Durst
Middle and High School Math Teacher, PROOF School - PhD in Mathematics
Susan Durst is a member of the mathematics faculty at Proof School, a school for sixth through twelfth graders who love math. She holds a PhD from Rutgers University in abstract algebra and combinatorics. Throughout her career, Susan has always been passionate about bringing beautiful exciting mathematics to young audiences. During her studies at Rutgers, she spent summers teaching at Canada/USA Mathcamp, a summer program for high school students. During her postdoctoral teaching fellowship at the University of Arizona, she became a co-director of the program, and she is still actively involved in the organization. Her non-mathematical interests include music and dance, and she currently runs the Proof School choral group, The Counterexamples.
Clement Chau
Director of Learning and Educational Researcher, LeapFrog - PhD in Applied Child Development
Lee Bishop
Biotechnology Learning Lab Director, Lawrence Hall of Science - PhD in Chemistry
Lee Bishop is currently the Biotechnology Learning Lab Director at the Lawrence Hall of Science. He received his PhD in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley in 2010 and competed his postdoctoral studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2012. Lee started the Education & Outreach program of the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology, taught at Beloit College and Madison College, and was an app and curriculum developer for the K-12 science curriculum, Amplify Science. He regularly gives science presentations to non­technical audiences, and he co-­founded the public lecture series Nerd Nite Madison.
Ashley Leyba
Head of School at BASIS Independent Fremont - PhD in History
Ashley Leyba is the founding Head of School at BASIS Independent Fremont, a TK-8 private school. She holds a Ph.D. in History (UC Berkeley, 2014), an M.A. in History (NC State University, 2007), and a B.A. in History (Furman University, 2005). Before moving into her current role, Ashley taught middle school history and served as the Director of Academic Programs at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley in San Jose, CA. As Head of School, Ashley is responsible for all academic aspects of the school, including hiring and training teachers, curriculum implementation, student support, and admissions.
Helen Adani
Director of Research for the Center for Childhood Creativity - PhD in Developmental Psychology
Helen Hadani authors original research on creative thinking and child development to create evidence-based tools and resources for educators and parents. She brings more than 18 years of experience in research and education settings, including years in the technology and toy industries conducting research with parents and children to develop innovative products at Hasbro, Apple, Leapfrog, and LEGO. Helen received her doctorate in Developmental Psychology from Stanford University and has taught at U.C. Davis and San Francisco State University. She is the co-author of a chapter on research and museum partnerships in the book Relating Research and Practice: Cognitive Development in Museum Settings.

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