Session 4: 3:00PM to 4:15PM, choose one to attend

Seminar: Converting your Academic CV to a Non-Academic Résumé (HSS)
Panel: Non-Profit and Social Sector
Panel: Management Consulting
Workshop: Pitch Perfect: How to Sell Yourself During a Conversation

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Seminar: Converting your Academic CV to a Non-Academic Résumé (HSS)

Description
What happens when PhDs consider careers alongside or outside of the Academy? Learn how to analyze job descriptions, translate skills and experiences, and truncate an academic body of work into a quantitative professional résumé that works beyond academia.
Jared Redick
Principal, The Résumé Studio
Executive résumé writer, career transition coach, and former retained executive search recruiter Jared Redick is principal of The Résumé Studio in San Francisco. Jared helps people from the sciences to the humanities “decide upon and message” their career intentions, with expertise spanning start-up to Fortune 10 companies across technology, consumer, life sciences, finance, industrial, and nonprofit / higher education. Jared has presented at institutions including CFA Institute, Harvard Club of Washington, D.C., Moss Adams Certified Public Accountants, National Résumé Writers Association, The Foundation Center, UCLA Graduate Career Center, University of California Humanities Research Institute, and beyond. He is the author of Jared Redick’s Job Description Analysis—a self-assessment tool that helps people map the intersection between where they’ve been and where they want to go. Other book contributions include Résumés That Pop! Barron’s 4th Edition; Happy About My Résumé; Gallery of Best Cover Letters, 4th Edition; Networking Cards for Lawyers & Law Students; and Résumés for the Rest of Us. Jared has recently co-authored or contributed to articles in American Bar Association, Legal Career Central and Forbes Coaches Council.

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Panel: Non-Profit and Social Sector

Description
Non-profit organizations are often dedicated to furthering a particular social cause, with the goal of adding value to the groups of people they administer to. Come learn from PhD professionals who have careers managing, solving problems and contributing ideas to NPOs.
Derek Mitchell
Chief Executive Officer at Partners in School Innovation - PhD in Educational Psychology
With a career that spans the entertainment industry, software, and education, Derek brings a unique and sometimes controversial perspective on what it takes for our most challenged schools to achieve academic excellence for each child. Born and raised in Chicago, IL, Derek received his BA in Writing from Pomona College in Claremont, CA, and later earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. While at UCLA, he worked at the Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student Testing (CRESST), helping to pioneer school and district information management systems and data-driven technologies. He then served as the Director of Technology and Student Achievement for the Oakland Unified School District, where he addressed equity-related challenges in assessment, technology and achievement. Subsequently, Derek joined the Stupski Foundation and managed efforts to support district-wide reform across the country, for example in Jackson Public Schools in Mississippi and the Baltimore City Public Schools System in Maryland. Before taking the helm of Partners in School innovation in June of 2009, Derek served as Executive Director of the Opportunity Zone in Prince George’s County in Maryland, where he led critical efforts to instill innovative school options as a core component of district-wide reform.
Lisa Regalla
Associate Director, STEM & Informal Learning at the Bay Area Discovery Museum - PhD in Chemistry
Lisa is the Associate Director of STEM & Informal Learning at the Bay Area Discovery Museum. She fosters robust community partnerships while leveraging the Center for Childhood Creativity’s research base to contribute to the creative development of young children, particularly in under-resourced communities. As the former Deputy Director of Maker Ed, Lisa supported a growing network of educators, organizations, and researchers committed to broadening participation in making as a form of creative learning. Prior to Maker Ed, Lisa worked at Twin Cities Public Television developing STEM content that was presented on TV, in person, in print, and on the web as part of the Emmy-Award winning series, SciGirls and DragonflyTV: Nano. Lisa also spent several years working at the Museum of Science, Boston and the Da Vinci Science Center in . Lisa received both a BS in Chemistry and a BA in Theater from Lehigh University before earning her PhD in Chemistry from the University of Florida.
Julie Barton
Development Director at Tandem: Partners in Early Learning - PhD in English
Julie is a nonprofit development professional with over 10 years experience, including past positions at the Harry Potter Alliance and the Philharmonia Orchestra. She is currently the Senior Development Manager at Tandem, Partners in Early Learning, a Bay Area nonprofit dedicated to providing books and literacy training to thousands of families and children every year.

With a PhD in Literature and a MA in Children’s Literature, she has publications in The Journal of Children’s Literature Studies and Crossing Textual Boundaries in International Children’s Literature. In London she served for four years on the UK chapter of the International Board on Books for Young People, and is currently a committee member for the US chapter. A Board Member for National Novel Writing Month and New Leaders Council SF, and a 2016 Leadership San Francisco fellow, Julie is determined to never be too old (or too busy!) to read books written for children. She is passionate about the power of story to enact positive social change and believes that quality children’s literature can change the world.
Anne Ferguson
Excecutive director at Bay Area older Adults - PhD in Molecular Biology
Dr. Anne Ferguson is currently Executive Director of Bay Area Older Adults, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization where she manages daily operations, long term strategy, fundraising, programs and volunteers. In the first part of her career, Anne was awarded two pre–doctoral and two post–doctoral fellowship grants for cancer research and published 15 peer–reviewed scientific articles within five years. She transitioned into the commercial sector where she has over ten years of strategic marketing and business development experience within global biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies such as Molecular Devices, MDS Sciex, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Affymetrix and XOMA. At these companies, she was responsible for closing multi-million dollar alliances and deals with commercial and non–profit entities, management of multi–disciplinary project teams and leading development and execution of business strategy and project plans. Dr. Ferguson received her Ph.D. from UC San Diego, pursued her American Cancer Society postdoctoral fellowship to identify new breast tumor markers at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and completed her M.B.A. at San Jose State University.
Rami Arafah
Research Associate at Harder+Company - PhD in Social Welfare
Rami is an Associate at Harder+Company Community Research, where he serves in a applied research-consulting role. His work centers on strategic planning in the social sector, and on assessing the impact of programs and initiatives on underserved groups. He graduated in 2016, with a PhD from the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare. At Cal, Rami was a Chancellor’s Graduate Research Fellow, conducting research on predictors of socioeconomic adjustment among refugees in the US. Prior to doctoral work, Rami oversaw nonprofit programs that provided case management to older adult refugees and immigrants, as well as English language and employability training. He also served as an Academic Coordinator at BAYAC AmeriCorps.

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Panel: Management Consulting

Description
This panel highlights Ph.D.s that have gone to work for the large management consulting firms. Both STEM and HSS PhDs demonstrate how diverse perspectives are incorporated into action in this line of work.
Nicole Robinson
Associate at McKinsey and Company - PhD in Italian
Nicole joined McKinsey in September 2016 after completing her Ph.D. in Italian Literature at UCLA. Her dissertation focused on the literature of Italian women exiled during the Fascist period. While at UCLA, Nicole was also active in the Graduate Student Association (GSA), serving as the VP of Academic Affairs and subsequently as President. During that time she became an advocate for career development for graduate students, a topic she is still passionate about today. Prior to UCLA, she studied Italian at NYU (B.A.) and Middlebury College (M.A.).
Ted Sanders Consultant at BCG - PhD in Applied Physics Back in his exuberant and naïve youth (like, a few years ago), Ted fell victim to a Ponzi scheme called “academia.” In this scheme, the early entrants, known as "tenured professors," ride rich atop the backs of a large, toiling underclass of late entrants known as "graduate students." Although this Ponzi scheme cost Ted six prime years of his life, at graduation his parents bought him a free burrito at Celia's (one of the nice $10 ones with red sauce), so really it wasn't a total bust.Fortunately, having since seen the error of his academic ways, Ted is reformed. He now works eagerly in a suspiciously pyramid-shaped industry called management consulting, where a few successful early entrants known as "partners" ride rich atop the backs of a large, toiling underclass of late entrants known as "consultants.” He assures himself that the resemblance between “promotion or perish” and “publish or perish” is only superficial. Outside of his habit for falling victim to soul-sucking Ponzi schemes, Ted has clung to sanity by volunteering at Bay Area science events, trading on scientific prediction markets, and co-hosting the science-comedy podcast Goggles Optional. For fun, he enjoys previewing old age by playing bridge and accumulating knee injuries. Ted holds a B.S in Engineering Physics, a B.A. in Mathematics-Economics, an M.S. in Applied Science & Technology, and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics. He also once held a P.V.C. pipe, but then was told to put it down.
Claire Oldfield
Consultant at Bain and Company - PhD in Neuroscience
Claire Oldfield is a management consultant at Bain and Company in San Francisco, focusing on clients in the tech and biotech industries. She received her PhD in neuroscience from UC Berkeley last summer. For her thesis research, she studied how experience changes neural activity and connectivity in the nervous system, and became an expert in zebrafish brains, microscopy, and image analysis. While in graduate school she was part of the Beyond Academia conference founding team and is now an adviser to the group. Prior to graduate school, Claire studied at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris where she completed her Masters in neurobiology. Outside of work she enjoys traveling far and wide, hiking, and eating figs!
Founder of Shleep - PhD in Psychology Els van der Helm was the founder and lead organizer of the Beyond Academia 2013 conference and now serves a member of the Beyond Academia advisory board. Els hopes Beyond Academia will continue to help fellow-PhD students and post-docs find their way in the non-academic world. She is a sleep expert who founded Shleep - the sleep company, a start-up focused on coaching large organizations and leaders on how to improve effectiveness, health and engagement through better sleep management. Shleep provides in-person support (e.g., sleep workshops) and a sleep coaching app (Shleep). For over 2.5 years she worked as a management consultant at McKinsey where she combined her passion for leadership development and sleep. As a Fulbright scholar she studied the effects of sleep on the brain during her PhD in Psychology (University of California Berkeley) resulting in peer-reviewed articles in Current Biology, PLoS One, Psychological Bulletin, SLEEP, PNAS and several book chapters. For more information, email at els@shleepbetter.com or visit www.shleepbetter.com.

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Workshop: Pitch Perfect: How to Sell Yourself During a Conversation

Description
Learn to own who you are and what you do. In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to clearly communicate a brief description of yourself in social and professional settings. Expect to participate, it will be fun!
Nancy Oanh Tran
Circulation Supervisor at Newspapers and Microforms Library, UC Berkeley
Nancy Oanh Tran has been a member of Toastmasters International, a nonprofit organization with a focus of developing communication and leadership skills for the past 7 years. She has recently received the Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) award - the highest accolade that Toastmasters bestows. She was also awarded the 2016 District 57 Toastmaster of the Year for her contribution towards achieving the district mission of building new Toastmasters clubs and supporting clubs in achieving excellence.

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