Alternative Careers Panel–Friday, Feb. 6

The Graduate Placement Committee and the EGSA Professional Development Committee will host a panel for graduate students on alternative academic careers this Friday, February 6th, from 1-3pm in the Stern Lounge. The panel will feature three recent UConn English alums who have taken up successful and fulfilling careers outside the traditional academic route.  It is intended for graduate students who are considering alternatives to academe.  The panelists are: Emily Wojcik, Managing Editor, The Massachusetts Review (Amherst, MA) Amber West, Senior Grant Writer, Girls Write Now (New York, NY) Sarah McIntyre, English Faculty, Horace Mann School (New York, NY) The panelists will address what drew them to these careers, what they would recommend to scholars envisioning alternative careers, how they have used their Ph.D.s, their biggest challenges and rewards, and their continuing participation in academe.  They will be joined later by Kay Gruder, Career Consultant for the Graduate School, who will outline the services offered by the Graduate School for graduate students considering alternative career paths.