November 22, 2017
You are invited to attend a workshop at Fall Meeting on maintaining your cool while navigating your academic career
Stress levels are quite high in graduate students and are not just related to their current research. The uncertainty of a future beyond graduate studies can be uncomfortable. This workshop brings a panel of people with experience with different career tracks in academia together that can address some of the questions we are struggling with. By sharing their experience with different stages during their academic career path, and a Q and A session, we hope to clarify some confusion, provides some answers, and debunk myths associated with some career paths in academia.
This workshop will be held at the AGU 2017 Fall Meeting on Wednesday, December 13th in the AGU Career Workshop Room, Room 342, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm.
This one-hour workshop will give young scientists the opportunity to get to know challenges that come with different career tracks within academia. This workshop is divided into two parts. The first part is a small presentation/explanation of each of the panel members’ current career stage, the challenges related to that specific stage, and how they dealt with specific struggles. Speakers will outline a few difficulties they experienced and the things that keep them motivated to make the struggle worthwhile. The second part will give the audience the opportunity to ask questions about specific tracks and suggestions on navigating them. You will be able to ask questions about the challenges and the career path they chose along with what they would(n’t) have done differently.
Panel members of this workshop include:
- Kamini Singha, professor and associate department head and associate director of the hydrologic science and engineering program at Colorado School of Mines. http://inside.mines.edu/Singha
- Judy Robinson, assistant research professor at Rutgers University. https://www.ncas.rutgers.edu/judy-robinson
- Venkatraman Srinivasan, staff scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. https://www.pnnl.gov/science/staff/staff_info.asp?staff_num=9342
- Jorden Hayes, assistant professor of Earth Sciences at Dickinson College. https://www.dickinson.edu/site/custom_scripts/dc_faculty_profile_index.php?fac=hayesjo
- Debjani Sihi, post-doctoral investigator at the University of Maryland. http://research.al.umces.edu/~davidson/index.php/people/debjani-sihi-ph-d/