Pursuing Non-Academic Careers: Maximizing Your Academic Experiences Outside of Academia

Thursday, March 13, 2014
1:45 to 3:15 PM
2nd – Civic Ballroom South

  • Aryn Raye Baxter (University of Minnesota)
  • Bethany Wilinski (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • Audrey Schuh Moore (FHI 360)
  • Elliott Friedlander (Stanford University)
  • Helen Abadzi (University of Texas at Arlington)
  • Molly Hamm (The DREAM Project)
  • Andres Sandoval-Hernandez (International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement)
  • Carina Omoeva (FHI 360 & Columbia University, USA)
  • Kristen Molyneaux (MacArthur Foundation)

Have you considered the qualifications that are necessary to help you transition from academia to a non-academic career? In this session, panelists from a variety of NGOs will discuss the kinds of skills, research experiences, academic courses, and other qualifications that are sought after in prospective candidates for work with international organizations. The panelists will share tips for maximizing your academic experiences, networking, and getting job interviews. After a general question and answer session, participants will divide into small groups to talk with the panelists whose work most closely aligns with their career interests.


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