Whole PhD Part 5 - Networking, Informational Interviews, and Elevator Pitches

May 18, 2022

Welcome to the final installment of Whole PhD! This week, we’re closing out the series with Part 5: Networking, Informational Interviews, and Elevator Pitches. Check out what your peers had to say about Part 4 and join the conversation with the final survey this week!

Curated resources, crowdsourced information, and opportunities to win weekly raffles.

You might be wondering what your next steps are after completing your Masters, PhD or postdoc, and you’ve probably all heard that 70-80% of jobs are never publicized but are instead filled through word-of-mouth and networking. Now that is motivation to pay attention to your networks! To help you on your networking journey, we’re sharing quick tips and resources on how to connect with others online and in-person, whether you want to continue in academia or enter into industry. Watch Part 5 and complete the survey in our Instagram LinkTree (@ucsbcsep, @biopacificmip) by Sunday, May 22, 2022, at midnight for the chance to win gift cards! Check back next Monday to read what your peers are saying about this week’s topic, and to share your final thoughts on Whole PhD!

About Whole PhD - developing your professional self:

A series designed for graduate students and postdocs to share resources and engage in discussions around five core personal and professional development themes, we aim to increase awareness around elements that contribute to a fulfilling and successful scholar tenure. Many of these you may be familiar with, some you may not be. Join us on email, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube each Monday (April 18 - May 23, 2022) for a new part in the series, and be sure to access the weekly surveys and resource guides through the LinkTree in our Instagram bio (@ucsbcsep) for a chance to win prizes each week! We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Whole PhD series is hosted at the University of California, Santa Barbara by the Professional Development Series (PDS) for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars at the Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships, the DoD HBCU/MI project (W911NF-20-1-0294; PI David Weld), and the NSF BioPACIFIC MIP (DMR-1933487).


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