The purpose of this series is to provide junior researchers exposure to career opportunities outside academia.
We invite speakers with a graduate degree (e.g. in physics, astronomy, or related fields) to talk about their chosen non-academic careers. Events include opportunities for graduate students and postdocs to meet one-on-one or in smaller groups with the speaker before or after the talk.
CIERA Connection topics are intended to cover a wide range of career paths, such as Research Computing, Data Science, and more.
CIERA Connections events have included:
- May 22nd, 2023: “Your 168: Finding Purpose and Satisfaction in a Balanced Life”
- Harry Kraemer, Kellog School of Management Professor and former CEO of Baxter
- April 10th, 2023: “Careers in Data Science: The Product Analytics Track”
- Ben Nelson, Senior Data Scientist at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
- May 17th, 2022: “Careers in Research Computing Services”
- Scotty Coughlin, Computational Specialist in the IT Research Computing Services Department at Northwestern
When and Where?
Dates & times vary throughout the academic year