The ASEEES Exploring Career Diversity Conversation Series: A Spring 2021 Pilot Program

Are you interested in learning about careers beyond academia? Are you curious how academic skills can be transferred into other professional sectors? Are you interested in learning about resources for job acquisition? ASEEES is pleased to announce the Exploring Career Diversity Conversation Series for graduate students or recent graduates who are interested in broadening their career horizons. The events provide a space for informal conversations in Zoom breakout rooms with professionals in career fields outside of academia or within academia outside the professoriate. This spring, ASEEES will offer five opportunities to join a career-focused Zoom discussion. More details about the sessions can be found below. 

Eligibility for participation: 

  • Be a student in or a recent graduate (degree received in the last five years) of an MA/PhD program 

  • Be a member of ASEEES. You may renew your membership for 2021 online if you have not already done so.

Participants may sign up to take part in any or all conversations. Please note: sessions will not be recorded. To register for one or more of these sessions, please click through to the Members' Site

This initiative is supported by the Committee for Careers beyond Academia.

Exploring Careers in Secondary Education (Monday, 29 March; 4:30-6PM Eastern)

Matthew Lilly - Assistant Director, International Programs, Norfolk Academy
Katharina Matro - History and Economics Teacher, Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
Rachel Rothstein - Dean of Social Studies and Director of the Israel Poland Experience, The Weber School
Joy-Nicole Smith - Virtual Science Teacher and CEO of The Joy of Learning
Elizabeth Vann - Director, Advance Tutoring
Julie Zigoris - Author and former Humanities Department Chair, Jewish Community High School of the Bay

Exploring Careers in Academia beyond Teaching and Research (Friday, 2 April; 1-2:30PM Eastern)

Veronica Aplenc - Program Manager, Teaching, Learning, and Leadership, University of Pennsylvania
Alicia Baca - Outreach Coordinator, CSEES, Ohio State University
Zachary Kelly - Assistant Director, ISEEES, University of California, Berkeley
Brendan Nieubuurt - Librarian for SEEES, University of Michigan
Amanda Swain - Executive Director, Humanities Center, University of California Irvine

Exploring Careers in Government and Government-affiliated Organizations (Thursday, 15 April; 2:30-4PM Eastern)*

Cammeron Girvin - Library of Congress
Elana Jakel - US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Nina Murray - Foreign Service
Rachel Salzman - US Department of State
Steven Stoltenberg - US Department of State (retired)
*While all are welcome to join us, this session is targeted to US citizens or for people in advising roles looking for information to share with their advisees.

Transferring Skills from Graduate Programs into the Professional World (Thursday, 29 April; 2:30-4PM Eastern)

Imani Crawford - Founder, Black Bread
Emily Elliott - Managing Editor, East Lansing Info
Eileen Kunkler - Assistant Director, CSEES, Ohio State University
Isabel Lane - Director, Boston College Prison Education Program
Nellie Manis - Program Manager, Critical Language Scholarship Program, American Councils for International Education
Dawn Seckler - Director of Development, Bridgeway Capital

Exploring Careers in Business and Consulting (Thursday, 6 May; 1:30-3PM Eastern)

Cheryl Berriman - Senior Business Manager, Boston Consulting Group
Yakov Feygin - Associate Director, Future of Capitalism, The Berggruen Institute
Daniel Peris - Senior Portfolio Manager, Federated Hermes
Elise Thorsen - Senior Open Source Analyst, Novetta