Horizons: a fully virtual career conference for doctoral students and postdocs

by Chava Nerenberg, Graduate Programming Assistant
Monday, November 09, 2020 8:00 AM

Register now for the Horizons conference--a fully virtual career conference designed for doctoral students, postdocs, and their friends! The conference is hosted by Johns Hopkins University and will happen on Thursday, November 12 from 9am - 3pm ET.

It will feature keynote speakers Dr. Valerie Young, expert on Imposter Syndrome and Dr. Leroy Chiao, former NASA Astronaut

There will be 12 Panel Chats with doctoral-level professionals representing a diverse range of doctoral training, including education, STEM, humanities, music, international studies, public health, nursing, and social science. Topics include: 

  • How do I explore career during grad school?
  • How do I pivot my career beyond academia? 
  • How do I design my personal brand for any career?
  • How do I communicate my academic story?
  • How do I manage my health and wellness?
  • How do I network and find mentors?
  • How do I adapt to a new environment after grad school?
  • How do I build my academic portfolio?
  • What can I do with a PhD?
  • What does research look like beyond academia?
  • What can I do to establish a global career?
  • What can I do to keep growing as an academic?

Additionally the conference will hold workshops on:

  • Academic Job Search 101: STEM
  • Academic Job Search 101: Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Acing the Interview
  • Using LinkedIn to Virtually Network
  • Growth Mindsets, Self-Care and Productivity
  • Design Your Career: Using Life Design Principles to Find Your True North
  • Using Twitter to Advance Your Career