A Versatile PhD: industry, education, policy, and consulting career paths after graduate school

As graduate students, we are most exposed to the well-traveled career paths to academia, but what else can you do with a PhD in Oceanography, or any field for that matter?

On November 19, the MIT/WHOI Broader Impacts Group and COSEE will co-host a Science Café at the Captain Kidd titled “A Versatile PhD: industry, education, policy, and consulting career paths after graduate school”. There will be a brief panel discussion featuring four professionals with PhDs, followed by time to socialize and meet the panelists over appetizers and drinks. This event aims to provide an avenue of discussion of what career paths lay outside of academia and what they entail.

Our speakers:

Marilyn Decker
Boston Schoolyard Initiative
PhD Physics, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Keith Cialino
NOAA
PhD Environmental, Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Massachusetts Boston

Claire Pontbriand
AIR Worldwide
PhD Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry, MIT/WHOI Joint Program

Seth Sheldon
Energy Points Inc.
PhD Environmental, Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Massachusetts Boston

Time: Nov. 19, 6-8pm
Location: Captain Kidd Restaurant (77 Water St., Woods Hole, MA)
Free appetizers and cash bar 

Contact: Alexis Fischer (afischer@whoi.edu), Karen Chan (kchan@whoi.edu), Hayley Schiebel (hayley.schiebel001@umb.edu)