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Pathways to Success Symposium

2018 Summer Pathways to Success Symposium

Date: June 6, 2018
Time: 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
Location: G10 & G01 Biotech

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Pathways to Success (P2S) is the Graduate School’s framework for helping graduate and professional students and postdoctoral scholars be successful in their research and scholarship, and establish the necessary skills for their future careers.

This one-day event is a professional development opportunity for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars that will provide participants with information and tools useful for their time at Cornell and beyond.

Sponsored by the Graduate School, Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST), Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CU-CIRTL), English Language Support Office (ELSO), Career Services, and Office of Postdoctoral Studies.

Pathways to Success Symposium Agenda
8:15 am - 8:45 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45 am - 9:00 am
 
Welcome
Speaker Sara Xayarath Hernández, Associate Dean for Inclusion and Student Engagement
9:00 am - 9:45 am Opening Plenary: Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset
Speaker: Emmanuel Giannelis, Vice Provost for Research and Vice President for Technology Transfer, Intellectual Propery and Research Policy, and Walter R. Read Professor of Engineering, Cornell University
P2S Focus Area: Build Your Skills
10:00 am - 11:00 am Concurrent Panel A1
Exploring Careers in Government and Related Non-Governmental Organizations
P2S Focus Area: Prepare for Your Career

Concurrent Panel A2
Navigating Employment as an International Candidate
P2S Focus Area: Prepare for Your Career

11:15 am - 12:15 pm Panel Discussion
Exploring Careers in Consulting and Industry
P2S Focus Area: Prepare for Your Career
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Keynote Luncheon: Be Nimble - Building Transferable Skills for Career Success
Speaker: Henry (Rique) Campa III, Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University
P2S Focus Area: Build Your Skills
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Engaging the Public via Social Media
Speaker: Gemima Philippe, Communications Associate, American Association for the Advancement of Science
P2S Focus Area: Prepare for Your Career
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm Building and Maintaining Professional Networks
Speaker: Stephanie Wortel-London, Director of Education, New York Academy of Sciences
P2S Focus Area: Prepare for Your Career
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm
 
Closing Remarks
Speaker: Avery August, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of Immunology
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Networking Reception

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Detailed Panelist Information

Concurrent Panel A1
Exploring Careers in Government and Related Non-Governmental Organizations

Moderator: Sara Xayarath Hernández, M.R.P., Associate Dean, Inclusion and Student Engagement

  • Robert Herman, Ph.D., Vice President for International Programs, Freedom House
  • Freeha Fatima, Ph.D., Economist, World Bank Group
  • Christopher Blackwood, Ph.D., Reseach Scientist, National Institutes of Health (NIH): Intramural Research Program (IRP)
  • April Melvin, Ph.D., Program Officer at The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 

P2S Focus Area: Prepare for Your Career

Concurrent Panel A2
Navigating Employment as an International Candidate

  • Gaeun Seo, Ph.D., Graduate & International Student Advisor, Career Services
  • Sarah Hilsman, M.A., Associate Director, Cornell Global Learning
  • David Wilks, J.D., Employment & Immigration Law, Miller Mayer LLP
  • Melissa Meyers, M.Ed., Lecturer and Coordinator of Tutoring Services, English Language Support Office

P2S Focus Area: Prepare for Your Career

Panel Discussion
Exploring Careers in Consulting and Industry

Moderator: Randy L. Allen, Senior Lecturer, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management 

  • Patrick Sturges, MS, CCRP, Clinical Project Leader, Sanofi 
  • Elysa Goldberg, Ph.D., Patent Attorney, Regeneron
  • Carole Harbison, Ph.D., DVM, Senior Scientist, Takeda Pharmaceuticals & Alnylam
  • Corissa Lee, Ph.D., Manager, Exponent
  • Yan Kou, Ph.D., Director of Product, Insight Data Science

P2S Focus Area: Prepare for Your Career