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Beyond Academia Conference 2021

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Going Postac In a Pandemic: Moving On with a PhD In a Time of Stress (HSS Keynote)
This keynote lecture explains strategies for non-academic job hunting contextualized by the urgency of getting a non-ac income stream in light of COVID-19.
Karen Kelsky
2021-02-25T10:00:00Z 2021-02-25T10:45:00Z America/Los_Angeles Going+Postac+In+a+Pandemic%3A+Moving+On+with+a+PhD+In+a+Time+of+Stress+%28HSS+Keynote%29 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeyond-academia-conference-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Morning coffee break
2021-02-25T10:45:00Z 2021-02-25T11:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Morning+coffee+break https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeyond-academia-conference-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Resume Workshop (HSS)
This workshop will focus on how to properly organize a resume to apply to jobs in the Humanities and Social Sciences fields.
Robin Reshwan
2021-02-25T11:00:00Z 2021-02-25T12:15:00Z America/Los_Angeles Resume+Workshop+%28HSS%29 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeyond-academia-conference-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Research in Industry (HSS)
In this panel you will hear from Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) PhDs who have made the transition from academia to industry.
Samuel Kaminsky Iris Steine Ping Yan Darrell Penta
2021-02-25T11:00:00Z 2021-02-25T12:15:00Z America/Los_Angeles Research+in+Industry+%28HSS%29 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeyond-academia-conference-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Research in Industry (STEM)
In this panel you will hear from STEM PhDs who have made the transition doing research from academia to industry.
Sydney Schreppler Sara Tafoya Rachel Valenzuela Bruno Abreu Calfa Meghan Turner
2021-02-25T11:00:00Z 2021-02-25T12:15:00Z America/Los_Angeles Research+in+Industry+%28STEM%29 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeyond-academia-conference-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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University Beyond the Classroom
In this panel you will hear from PhDs working in a variety of positions on campus, including advising and administration, and career education.
Joseph Brown (he/his) Claudia von Vacano Linda Louie Sean Burns Micah Brush
2021-02-25T11:00:00Z 2021-02-25T12:15:00Z America/Los_Angeles University+Beyond+the+Classroom https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeyond-academia-conference-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Resume Workshop (STEM)
Learn how to tailor your resume effectively for STEM fields
Mary McHale
2021-02-25T11:00:00Z 2021-02-25T12:15:00Z America/Los_Angeles Resume+Workshop+%28STEM%29 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeyond-academia-conference-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Lunch Break
2021-02-25T12:15:00Z 2021-02-25T13:15:00Z America/Los_Angeles Lunch+Break https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeyond-academia-conference-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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LinkedIn Workshop
In this workshop you will learn how to properly update your LinkedIn profile in order to make connections and land the job you want!
Rebecca A. UC Berkeley
2021-02-25T13:15:00Z 2021-02-25T14:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles LinkedIn+Workshop https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeyond-academia-conference-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Outreach Programs
In this panel you will learn about how PhDs have dedicated their careers to promoting public awareness and making education fun and accessible for all.
Alyssa Mathiowetz Arathi Govind Brittany Anderton Sara Gushgari-Doyle Elizabeth Bagley
2021-02-25T13:15:00Z 2021-02-25T14:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Outreach+Programs https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeyond-academia-conference-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Entrepreneurship
This panel will showcase PhDs who are also young entrepreneurs and who will speak about their start-up journey.
Cheri Ackerman Nishita Deka Jonathan Liu San Gunawardana Tiffany Vora Olga Sylvia
2021-02-25T13:15:00Z 2021-02-25T14:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Entrepreneurship https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeyond-academia-conference-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Finding the Right Job Workshop
Are you looking for a post-academic job but aren’t sure where to start? In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn the 5 step plan for a successful job search.
Debra Behrens
2021-02-25T13:15:00Z 2021-02-25T14:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Finding+the+Right+Job+Workshop https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeyond-academia-conference-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Afternoon coffee break
2021-02-25T14:30:00Z 2021-02-25T14:45:00Z America/Los_Angeles Afternoon+coffee+break https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeyond-academia-conference-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Networking and Informational Interviewing Workshop
In this workshop, you will learn techniques for approaching someone you donʼt know (& why you might do so), and staying in touch – even in a pandemic!
Rosanne Lurie Alicia Roy
2021-02-25T14:45:00Z 2021-02-25T16:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Networking+and+Informational+Interviewing+Workshop https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeyond-academia-conference-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Applying to Industry Jobs Workshop
In this workshop you will learn specific strategies for finding job postings in industry, locating contacts and advancing your application.
Bill Lindstaedt
2021-02-25T14:45:00Z 2021-02-25T16:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Applying+to+Industry+Jobs+Workshop https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeyond-academia-conference-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Media and Communication
In this panel you will learn about how humanities and social science PhDs transitioned to careers as diverse as marketing, technical writing, and translation.
Elyse Kedzie Rebecca Bodenheimer Forest Baker MARC WORTMAN Kristin Fracchia
2021-02-25T14:45:00Z 2021-02-25T16:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Media+and+Communication https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeyond-academia-conference-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Elevator Pitch Workshop
Having a clear, succinct pitch about who you are and what you can do is an essential skill for any PhD. Learn how to develop one in this workshop.
Christopher Francis Jonathan Solomon
2021-02-25T14:45:00Z 2021-02-25T16:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Elevator+Pitch+Workshop https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeyond-academia-conference-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Networking session
Join us in our networking session hosted at Gather.town
2021-02-25T16:00:00Z 2021-02-25T17:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Networking+session https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeyond-academia-conference-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Moving Beyond Diversity: Towards Justice, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (STEM Keynote)
Candid reflection on Dr. Cohen's lived-experience as a Black woman who earned a STEM doctorate the hard way, and how those experiences inform her current work.
Jennifer R. Cohen, PhD
2021-02-26T10:00:00Z 2021-02-26T10:45:00Z America/Los_Angeles Moving+Beyond+Diversity%3A+Towards+Justice%2C+Equity%2C+Inclusion+and+Belonging+%28STEM+Keynote%29+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeyond-academia-conference-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Morning coffee break
2021-02-26T10:45:00Z 2021-02-26T11:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Morning+coffee+break https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeyond-academia-conference-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Crossing the Divide: Effective Virtual Communication Workshop
In this interactive workshop participants will learn techniques to present themselves in a virtual setting.
Lura Dolas
2021-02-26T11:00:00Z 2021-02-26T12:15:00Z America/Los_Angeles Crossing+the+Divide%3A+Effective+Virtual+Communication+Workshop https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeyond-academia-conference-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Social and Science Policy
In this panel you will hear from PhDs who help research and translate results into real-world applications, directly addressing society's most complex problems.
Esha Mathew Andrew V. Ly Vetri Velan Kevi Mace Eric Lee
2021-02-26T11:00:00Z 2021-02-26T12:15:00Z America/Los_Angeles Social+and+Science+Policy https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeyond-academia-conference-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Teaching and Learning
In this panel you will hear from PhDs who's career is dedicated to teaching and learning, outside of the traditional tenure track.
Yana Zlochistaya Heather Fleming Jon Swift Edwige Simon George Matsumoto
2021-02-26T11:00:00Z 2021-02-26T12:15:00Z America/Los_Angeles Teaching+and+Learning https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeyond-academia-conference-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Consulting
In this panel you will hear from PhDs who use their technical knowledge and analytical skills to help clients solve problems.
Jessica Lee zeming wang Malvika Miller Rita Kirchhofer Lydia The Marc Perez
2021-02-26T11:00:00Z 2021-02-26T12:15:00Z America/Los_Angeles Consulting https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeyond-academia-conference-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Lunch Break
2021-02-26T12:15:00Z 2021-02-26T13:15:00Z America/Los_Angeles Lunch+Break https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeyond-academia-conference-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Business and Management in Industry
Interested in a career in Management or Business? In this panel you will hear how PhDs entered the field and their career in industry.
M. Ragan Hart Frank Hidalgo Eric Weber David Nelles Pradeep Bandaru
2021-02-26T13:15:00Z 2021-02-26T14:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Business+and+Management+in+Industry https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeyond-academia-conference-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Social Justice
In this panel you will hear from PhDs who are pursuing a career focused on social justice, for example in wellness programs and unions.
Brice Yates Sarah Yang Marianne Kaletzky Melissa Kwon
2021-02-26T13:15:00Z 2021-02-26T14:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Social+Justice https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeyond-academia-conference-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Transitioning into Tech
In this panel you will hear from PhDs who have transitioned into tech, in careers such as program management, data science, and software engineering.
Iris Steine Megan Cohn Stephan Zheng Victoria Bangieva Matt (Matthew) Schreiner
2021-02-26T13:15:00Z 2021-02-26T14:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Transitioning+into+Tech https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeyond-academia-conference-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Negotiating the Job Offer Workshop
Recruiters are negotiating experts. Are you? Join this offer negotiation workshop and prepare yourself to get what you want with tech industry offers.
Fatu Fall
2021-02-26T13:15:00Z 2021-02-26T14:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Negotiating+the+Job+Offer+Workshop https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeyond-academia-conference-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Afternoon coffee break
2021-02-26T14:30:00Z 2021-02-26T14:45:00Z America/Los_Angeles Afternoon+coffee+break https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeyond-academia-conference-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Deciphering Job Titles Workshop
Applying to jobs and confused by all the different job titles? In this workshop you will learn how to understand job titles and descriptions.
Vay Cao
2021-02-26T14:45:00Z 2021-02-26T16:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Deciphering+Job+Titles+Workshop https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeyond-academia-conference-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Arts and Culture
In this panel you will hear from PhDs who have transitioned to careers in arts and culture, such as in museums and performance programs.
Sabrina Klein  Rebecca Egger Sophia McCabe Karen Rapp Jess Johnson
2021-02-26T14:45:00Z 2021-02-26T16:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Arts+and+Culture https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeyond-academia-conference-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Public Sector and Nonprofits
In this panel you will learn from PhDs who work in the public sector and in non-profit organizations.
Nell Cloutier Mamta Mehra Julie Fornaciari David McCahon Alda Rivas
2021-02-26T14:45:00Z 2021-02-26T16:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Public+Sector+and+Nonprofits https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeyond-academia-conference-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Data Science
In this panel you will hear from PhDs who are pursuing a career in data science.
Robert Crabbs Shannon Hateley Matt (Matthew) Schreiner Sean Perez Clancy Slack Aisha Ellahi
2021-02-26T14:45:00Z 2021-02-26T16:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Data+Science https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeyond-academia-conference-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Networking session
Join us in our networking session hosted at Gather.town
2021-02-26T16:00:00Z 2021-02-26T17:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Networking+session https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeyond-academia-conference-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)

Speakers

khirin carter

Prevention Manager at Path to Care

Robert Crabbs

Sr. Data Scientist

Debra Behrens

PhD Career Counselor

Sabrina Klein

Consultant

zeming wang

Researcher at LBNL

Jessica Lee

Managing Director at Syneos Health Consulting

Alyssa Mathiowetz

GSR UC Berkeley

Yana Zlochistaya

PhD student in Comparative Literature

Bill Lindstaedt

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Career Advancement

Iris Steine

Beyond Academia Speakers Team, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher and Clinical Psychologist

Victoria Bangieva

Senior Manager, Clinical Product and Service Design, at Mindstrong

Stephan Zheng

Lead Research Scientist, Manager at Salesforce

Vay Cao

Founder, Free the PhD

Joseph Brown (he/his)

Graduate Diversity Recruitment Officer, Stanford University

Rebecca Bodenheimer

Freelance writer and editor

Jennifer R. Cohen, PhD

Associate Director, Biosciences Diversity Programs | Director of ADVANCE at Stanford University

Christopher Francis

Principal Budget Consultant, Criminal Justice Reform, CA State Senate

Christopher Francis

Principal Budget Consultant, Criminal Justice Reform, CA State Senate

Rebecca Egger

Associate Director, Townsend Center for the Humanities, UC Berkeley

Heather Fleming

High School Teacher of German

Fatu Fall

Cofounder and Career Agent, Ralph Inc.

Nishita Deka

Cofounder and CEO, Sonera Magnetics

Cheri Ackerman

Cofounder and CEO, Concerto Biosciences

Claudia von Vacano

Executive Director, UC Berkeley D-Lab

Linda Louie

Program Director, UCSF

M. Ragan Hart

Director of Operations and Business Development

Forest Baker

Academic turned marketer/salesperson/ consultant

Sophia McCabe

Academic Coordinator / Art Historian

Nell Cloutier

Director of Measurement and Learning

Rosanne Lurie

Director, Graduate and Postdoc Career Development

Julie Fornaciari

Graduate student

Brice Yates

Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer in the College of Chemistry

Mamta Mehra

Senior Fellow and Research Program Officer

Jon Swift

Director of the Thacher Observatory

Arathi Govind

Senior College Advisor

Shannon Hateley

Computational Biologist

Esha Mathew

Foreign Affairs Officer, US Department of State

Sean Perez

PhD Candidate at UC Berkeley interested in Bioinformatics and Data Science

Jess Johnson

Speaker & Logistics Committee Team Member, Beyond Academia, UC Berkeley

SN Sarah Morris

PhD Student

Frank Hidalgo

Beyond Academia Media Leader - PhD Student Chembio, UC Berkeley

MARC WORTMAN

Writer and historian

Pradeep Bandaru

Data Science Lead

Karen Rapp

Assistant Director, Strategic Initiatives, San Jose Museum of Art

Robin Reshwan

CEO | Career Strategist

Sarah Yang

Graduate Student

David McCahon

Senior Planning Analyst

Matt (Matthew) Schreiner

Experimentation Lead

Mary McHale

Senior Career Strategist

Rachel Valenzuela

Team Leader, Discovery

Brittany Anderton

Associate Director of Research Talks, iBiology

Edwige Simon

Instructional Technology and Online Learning Director

David Nelles

Scientist and Entrepreneur

Rebecca A. UC Berkeley

Director of Career Services, UC Berkeley School of Information

Alicia Roy

Postdoctoral Fellow, GradPro

Karen Kelsky

The Professor Is In Founder

Malvika Miller

Consultant at BCG, MIT Research Affiliate

Alda Rivas

Interdisciplinary Research Psychologist

Melissa Kwon

Associate Director for Prevention, PATH to Care Center, UC Berkeley

Marianne Kaletzky

Labor Union Organizer and Executive Officer

Ping Yan

Principal Data Scientist with Salesforce Security

Meghan Turner

PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley, Biophysics

Eric Weber

Head of Experimentation at Yelp

Andrew V. Ly

Treasury Detail, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Kristin Fracchia

Head of MCAT and LSAT Prep at Magoosh

Marc Perez

Senior Researcher, Consultant, Board Member

Sara Tafoya

Senior Development Engineer

Aisha Ellahi

Data Scientist

Eric Lee

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow

Kevi Mace

Senior Environmental Scientist

Olga Sylvia

Founder and CEO of Polyglottist Language Academy

Elizabeth Bagley

Director of Drawdown Learn

George Matsumoto

Senior Education and Research Specialist

Tiffany Vora

Managing Director, Bayana Science

Sydney Schreppler

Quantum Engineer - Microsoft

Micah Brush

Graduate Student

Bruno Abreu Calfa

Staff Engineer @ Raytheon Technologies Research Center

Sara Gushgari-Doyle

Co-founder & Executive Director, STEMsi

Vetri Velan

PhD Candidate

Sean Burns

Director, Center for Undergraduate Discovery

Lydia The

McKinsey Partner

Jonathan Solomon

Research Scientist

Rita Kirchhofer

Managing Engineer

Megan Cohn

Biology Content Creator at Khan Academy, PhD in Plant and Microbial Biology

Samuel Kaminsky

People Analyst, Google

Clancy Slack

Data Scientist at Figma Working on Improving visual collaboration

Darrell Penta

UX Researcher

San Gunawardana

Co-founder and CEO, Enview

Lura Dolas

Workshop Leader: Presentation Skills

Elyse Kedzie

Co-director of Beyond Academia

Angélica M. González Sánchez

Co-director of Beyond Academia

Jonathan Liu

Co-director of Beyond Academia

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