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Versatile PhD: Working for Education Technology Companies After Your PhD

February 11, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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The rapid development of education and learning technologies around the world can offer many career opportunities for PhDs.  But what kind of knowledge and skills are applicable? And how might PhDs build a meaningful career in this growing industry?

Dr Brian Johnsrud completed his PhD in Stanford University’s interdisciplinary Program in Modern Thought and Literature, and subsequently worked with several leading education technology companies and institutions.  In this PhD Pathways webinar, Brian will talk about his experience transitioning from a PhD program to the education technology industry and how he applied his skills and domain expertise in various roles. He will also share some practical tips on how other PhDs can enter this exciting area of work and innovation.

Available to Cornell graduate students and postdocs

Versatile Ph.D. is an online resource designed to help humanities, social science, and STEM Ph.D.s identify, prepare for, and succeed in non-academic careers. Cornell graduate students have free access to premium resources provided through the university’s subscription to Versatile Ph.D. such as real-life resume and cover letter examples and panel discussion events.

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February 11, 2020
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


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