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NYAS Webinar: Finding Your Side Hustle: Redefining the PhD

April 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Are you wondering how you can apply your scientific knowledge outside the lab while still staying on track with your PhD? What are the opportunities available to you that you may never have considered?

This event, the first in a series, will introduce you to young scientists just like you who have redefined their traditional PhD experiences by starting a side hustle based on their interests and passions. Each of these one-on-one talks will be moderated by Alejandro de la Puente, Associate Director of the Science Alliance.

Through the lens of experiences of our featured guests, you’ll learn to:

  • Think like an entrepreneur to identify solutions to common problems, whether inside the lab or outside
  • Apply your scientific knowledge to start your own ventures
  • Reshape your graduate experience in new, fulfilling ways
  • Craft a vision for your own professional mission

Our first featured guest is Sabin Dhakal, PhD, a researcher in breast cancer biology at Harvard University. Our conversation with Sabin will take you through his journey to the U.S. to pursue his career interests, to his activities as a researcher, to his passion to expand his horizons into entrepreneurship.

Sabin’s story will inspire you to rethink your own PhD experience, question the existing expectations about what you’ll do with your PhD, and consider new ways to use your education to make a memorable impact on the world, within academia or otherwise.

Cornell University maintains an institutional membership with the New York Academy of Science (NYAS). Secure a sponsored membership with NYAS to access to various resources such as networking & resource building and career readiness training.

Activate your account by completing the Cornell specific membership form.


April 18, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Careers - Academic, Careers - Non-Academic
Focus Area
Prepare For Your Career
Graduate School