Type: 
SSO Seminar
Date-Time: 
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:00
Location: 
Zoom
Event Speaker: 
Laura Sampson
Local Contact: 
Xavier Siemens
Abstract: 

Most people who earn a PhD in physics or astronomy will end up working outside of academia. It can be hard, though, to figure out exactly how to make the transition into industry. I’ll talk about my particular path, starting with my graduate school research in gravitational waves, through a postdoc in disease ecology, and finally to a position as a data scientist at a bioinformatics company. I’ll try to give some insight into what kinds of non-academic opportunities graduate students can take advantage of, and go into detail into the differences between a CV and a resume.