Career Speakers

Transition out of Academia into the Private Sector  – Arjona 307 11/12/2019, 10-11:30 am (Andrew Stokesbury, Magnolia Innovation)

Andrew Stokesbury will discuss his transition from Academia (Masters of Science in Psychology, Villanova University) to a short stay in market research and then to strategic consulting at Magnolia Innovation. He will discuss how this process differs from academia, and some pit falls he has seen. He will explain who Magnolia Innovation is, and what they do, Strategic consulting in the healthcare space. To attend click SICSFLAGS with Magnolia Innovation

He will provide context of a couple case examples to show the project lifecycle and what types of projects they complete as a company. PhDs, that are hired by Magnolia Innovation, are typically considered Senior associate level candidates unless they have specific healthcare/consulting/marketing experience (In which case manager/associate director may be more appropriate). He will speak at length as to what specific roles and responsibilities a senior associate has at Magnolia on any given project and review the application process used at Magnolia, again highlighting things that work and things that work less well in applications. 

If time permits, he will review resumes. Check out Magnolia Innovation and Andrew Stokesbury below;

Magnolia Innovation; http://www.magnoliainnovation.com/

Andrew Stokesbury; http://www.magnoliainnovation.com/andrew-stokesbury

Talk Shop ‘Abstracting your Skills’  Bousfield A106 –  10/14/2019 (Anne Krook)

Anne Krook, presented a 45 minute webex at Talk Shop 10/14/2019 on ‘Abstracting your Skills’ for Job Searching Outside of the Academy-click here for the recording.  Slides follow;

‘Job Searching Outside of the Academy’ Konover Auditorium – 9/27/2019 (Anne Krook)

Science of Learning & Art of Communication (SLAC), sponsored the event, Job Searching Outside of the Academy, in collaboration with the UConn Center for Career Development, the UConn Health Center, and the UConn Graduate School that took place on Friday 9/27/19.Anne Krookshared how to conduct a job search outside of the academy with the graduate students and postdocs at UConn Storrs Konover Auditorium and with a classroom at UCHC via a two way live stream.  – this is a must see for any graduate student considering conducting a job search outside of academia.

If you were unable to attend, click Career Workshop Recording to view and click here to view the slides, templates and resume related to the workshop.