Career Symposium for Grad Students & Postdoc – A panel with employers and reception with alumni

The Career Center, Graduate School, & Alumni Association are pleased to present the ninth annual Career Symposium for Grad Students & Postdocs on January 30th – next week! Details about the two events comprising the Symposium and about an event to help you prepare for the Symposium are below. Hope to see you next week!

Getting Hired with a Graduate Degree: Tips from Employers

Feeling uncertain about what you want to do next or unclear about how to get there? Taking some time to explore the myriad employment options open to individuals with graduate degrees, and to learn strategies for making yourself competitive for those options, might help ease your mind.

You’re invited to come listen to employer representatives discuss tips for landing interesting positions in all different kinds of organizations. Panelists will represent: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Government Accountability Office, IDRI, RealNetworks, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

The event is free and no registration is required.

Learn more at –

Wed, 1/30
Kane 210

Grad Student & Postdoc Networking Reception

All UW grad students, professional students, and postdocs are invited to practice their networking skills and create new connections by talking with UW graduate-level alumni and business leaders about diverse career directions, effective job search strategies, potential job and internship leads, and more.

Light snacks, beer, and wine will be served. The event is free and no registration is required. To see a list of participating alumni, go here –

Wed, 1/30
Kane 225

Working the Room

This workshop will help you understand and apply strategies for making a good impression and building relationships at networking events, conferences, professional association meetings, and other gatherings. Topics include how to prepare for such events, craft a personal script, exchange business cards without dropping your drink, gracefully exit a conversation, and more. Light refreshments will be served so you can practice working the room! The event is free and no registration is required.

Mon, 1/28
Bagley 260