Career Services: Leveraging Your PhD: Why Employers Value Your Skills


Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 4:00pm to 7:30pm


Dudley House Common Room

Open to Students only. 

Explore career options beyond academia and learn how to leverage your PhD. Please register through Crimson Careers.

Nuts and Bolts: Landing a Job in this Economy.
Curious how recent PhD graduates found their jobs? Come hear from recent GSAS graduates who have successfully landed a job.
Panelists include:
Suhare Adam, PhD candidate ’16, Applied Physics- Boston Consulting Group
Kevin Axelrod, PhD '16, Biophysics- Associate, McKinsey and Company
Christopher Gilbert, PhD Candidate ’16, History- Acting Assistant Dean for Harvard College, Dudley House

Alumni Panel on Leveraging the PhD.
Alumni will discuss their own career decision making, how they adapted to jobs outside academe, and how the skills and knowledge they developed during their graduate programs influenced their success.
Panelists include:
Melissa Adams, PhD ’14, Biology- Technology Specialist, Clark & Elbing LLP law firm
Will Adams, PhD ’13, Engineering Sciences- Chief Scientific Officer and Founder, Riparian Pharmaceuticals
Carrie A Endries, PhD ’05, History- Senior Portfolio Manager and Director of Social Investments, • Reynders, McVeigh Capital Management
Jonthan Foster, PhD ’09, Astronomy- Director of Quantitative Research, Legendary Entertainment
James Jumper, PhD ’13, Hebrew Bible, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations- client services manager, Power Advocate
Timothy McGrath, ’13 American Studies- Digital Editor, Public Radio International (PRI)
Latif Nasser, ’14, History of Science, Director of Research, Radio Lab
Lianna Orlando, PhD ’01, Neurobiology- Scientific Program Officer, Muscular Dystrophy Association
Harrison Prentice-Mott, '14 Applied Physics- Life Sciences Strategy Analyst, Huron Consulting Group

Networking Reception.
Speak with alumni and Harvard affiliates about their specific jobs and career paths.

This event is co-sponsored by the FAS Office of Career Services and the GSAS Office of Alumni Relations. Please register through Crimson Careers.