Type: 
SSO Seminar
Date-Time: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 16:00 to 18:00
Location: 
Wngr 328
Event Speaker: 
Tracy Taylor Thomas
Local Contact: 
Heidi Schellman
Abstract: 

Portland tech leader Tracy Taylor Thomas discusses her transition from physics graduate student to business.

"Moving from working in academia to business can be scary and fraught with landmines for the unwary. When I made this transition immediately after getting my Ph.D., it took me nine months to get a job in a very good job market. I made many mistakes in my search - from not knowing how to frame my skills to not understanding how technical interviews worked. In this session, we’ll talk about how to prepare yourself to search for a job in business. We’ll start with how to think about what you want, and move through how to execute your search to find success."