Join the organizing team for the 2018 Beyond Academia conference!

By Nicole Poletto, Professional Development Peer
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 09:30 AM

Following the success of the 2017 Beyond Academia Conference at UCSB on May 5-6, the organizing committee is now recruiting graduate students and postdocs to join the team for next year’s conference. Are you interested in helping your fellow grad students find careers outside of academia? By becoming part of the team, you will have an opportunity to develop transferable skills that are ​valuable to careers both inside and outside of the academy. The organizing team handles all aspects of the conference, including:

  • Identifying and inviting speakers
  • Organizing panels and workshops
  • Maintaining a budget and financial records
  • Publicizing the event
  • Arranging venue and materials
  • And more!

Beyond Academia ​organizers have the chance to gain valuable experience with team-based project management and event organization, as well as numerous opportunities to broaden your personal and professional networks, learn about a variety of rewarding careers, and work with a talented interdisciplinary team of graduate students and postdocs.

​Help us make the conference next year even better with YOUR ideas. If you are interested becoming part of this awesome team, please fill out this form and let the current organizers know whether you are available to come to ​the Organizer Interest Meeting on Tuesday, May 23 at 10 a.m. in the Santa Barbara Mission Room (UCEN​). If you have any questions, feel free to email the organizers.

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