Advising grad students on careers outside academia – Aug. 25

Supporting Graduate Students and Postdocs in Their Search for Careers Outside Academia: A Conversation with Sue BasallaMonday, August 25, 10:30–11:30 am, 350 Bascom Hall. Faculty and staff play an important role in the career development of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.  But we don’t always know how to advise those pursuing the many career options outside academia.  Hear from Sue Basalla, an expert who has experienced the post-academic job search, written extensively on the subject of finding careers beyond the tenure track, and can share advice and answer questions. This event is for UW-Madison faculty and staff. Please register here.

Graduate students and postdocs are invited to a presentation later that day: Secrets of a Ph.D. Headhunter—5 Key Tips for Landing a Job Outside Academia. August 25, 3–4:15 pm, 1125 DeLuca Biochemistry Building, 420 Henry Mall. You are welcome to attend and can register for that event here.


Sue Basalla earned her Ph.D. in English at Princeton University and for more than a decade has been a regular columnist for the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Beyond the Ivory Tower” column as well as a frequent speaker at universities across the nation on alternative careers for graduate students and postdocs. She is a principal with Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, an executive firm specializing in higher education.