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What Can You Be With A Ph.D.?

What Can You Be With A Ph.D.?

Friday, November 2, 2007 - Saturday, November 3, 2007

Columbia University and NYU School of Medicine

Presented By

Presented by Science Alliance


Event Locations:
11/2/07 10am - 4pm
Alfred Lerner Hall, 115th Street & Broadway, Columbia University

11/3/07 10am - 4pm
NYU School of Medicine, 550 1st Ave, New York, NY

Since 1996, "What Can You Be With A Ph.D.?" has brought together graduate degree holders in the sciences and engineering and postdoctoral trainees together with the people who have discovered their own answer to that question.

This unique event focuses on workshops, expert panels and seminars designed to advise and stimulate graduate students and postdocs, and to introduce career paths for those who are in job seeking mode and those motivated to fine tune their own development plan.

In 2007, we are expanding the Career Day into a two-day Career Convention. The first day, Friday, is organized as a traditional career fair with biotech, pharma, research and technology industries, and non-profit agencies invited as exhibitors and recruiters. We have invited scientists and industry leaders to speak on:

  • careers in bench research
  • marketing and consultation
  • patent and technology licensing
  • career possibilities in finance
  • and skill relative fields

Saturday is organized as primarily a career development convention with all-day concurrent panels on five different career tracks including:

  • academic jobs
  • research jobs in government and non-profit
  • international research opportunities
  • and frontier careers (cutting edge markets that value graduate scientists and
  • engineers but may not be the obvious direction)

New York City and the surrounding communities train some of the finest scientific minds in the nation. A rough estimate of graduate students and postdoctoral trainees in the biosciences, physical sciences and engineering tops 9,000 strong. "What Can You Be With A PhD?" is truly a unique opportunity to connect the private and public sector, industry and academe with the graduate scientists and engineers who will become tomorrow's managers and innovators.