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PhD+ Workshop – Careers in the Tech Industry

June 3, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  |  Virtual Event


How’d You Get That Job?!

Are you interested in a career in the tech industry? Want to learn how to leverage the skills and experiences you’ve gained as a graduate student for these positions? Join us for a panel discussion with UCSC graduate student alumni as they share their experiences with the job search, developing application materials that effectively spotlight your skills, and forging their own career paths. Panelists will also share how they landed their current positions at various tech companies!

Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021
Time: 12:00-1:30pm

Panelists include:

Alina I’vette Fernandez, Ph.D., Latin American and Latino Studies (UX Researcher for Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives, CITI)

Sarah Papazoglakis, Ph.D., Literature (Privacy & Trust Product Specialist, Facebook)

Emily Sloan-Pace, Ph.D., Literature (Professor in Residence, Zoho Corporation)

Aaron Springer, Ph.D., Computer Science (Senior Quantitative UX Researcher, Google)

Parul Wadhwa, M.F.A. Digital Arts and New Media (Consultant Storyteller for Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Extended Reality)

Luke Winstrom, Ph.D., Physics (Data Science & Machine Learning Manager, Apple)

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This event is co-sponsored by: Career Center, University Relations, Graduate Division, Graduate Student Commons (GSC), The Humanities Institute, and Baskin School of Engineering.

About the PhD+ Workshop Series
Join us for the fifth year of PhD+ Workshops, hosted by The Humanities Institute. We meet monthly to discuss possible career paths for PhDs, internship possibilities, grants/fellowships, work/life balance, elements of style, online identity issues, and much, much more. The workshop series is open to University of California faculty, staff, and students. *Note that all 2020-2021 PhD+ workshops will be held virtually until further notice.


June 3, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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