Beyond the PhD: Schedule

8:30 am

REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

9:00 am

WELCOME – Grand Ballroom

  • Carl Martellino, Executive Director, USC Career Center
  • Sally Pratt, Vice Provost for Graduate Programs & Professor, USC Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures
9:15 am-10:30 am

AT THE INTERSECTION OF ACADEMIA AND INDUSTRY – Grand Ballroom

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10:45 am-12:00 pm

APPLYING YOUR EXPERTISE – Grand Ballroom

Moderator:

Panelists:

  • Christopher Thornberg, Co-Founder, Beacon Economics Consulting
  • Cyrus Arman, Director of Corporate Strategy, Amgen
  • Farhan Baluch, Senior Data Scientist, Netflix
  • Ritesh MehtaFilm/TV Script Reader & Freelance Story Consultant
  • Selma Hepp, Chief Economist & VP of Business Intelligence, Pacific Union International
  • Tiffany Raymond, Senior Manager of Global Experimentation & Optimization, PayPal
12:00 pm-12:30 pm

LUNCH

12:30 pm-1:30 pm

BREAK OUT SESSIONS

Option 1: Mastering Mentoring – Champion Room

  • Andrea Hodge, Arthur B. Freeman Professor, USC Departments of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science and Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
  • Eva Kanso, Zohrab A Kaprielian Fellow in Engineering and Professor, USC Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineer
  • Raymond Stevens, USC Provost Professor of Biological Sciences & Chemistry and Director, The Bridge Institute

Option 2: Navigating the Academic Job Market – Grand Ballroom

  • Stanley Huey, Associate Professor, USC Departments of Psychology and American Studies & Ethnicity

Option 3: Complimentary Professional Headshots

(Available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

1:35 pm-2:35 pm

INDUSTRY CAREERS

STEM – Grand Ballroom

Moderator:

  • Yuta Ando, President, USC Viterbi Graduate Student Association

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Social Sciences & Humanities – Champion Room

Moderator:

  • Inna Arnaudova, Postdoctoral Research Associate, USC Department of Psychology

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2:40 pm-3:40 pm

ACADEMIC CAREERS

STEM – Grand Ballroom

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Panelists:

  • Dominique Duncan, Assistant Professor, USC Department of Neurology
  • Jennifer Dinalo, Medical Librarian, USC Keck School of Medicine Norris Medical Library Keck School of Medicine Norris Medical Library
  • Keyue Shen, Assistant Professor, USC Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Marta Kubala, USC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • Megan McCain, Assistant Professor, USC Department of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
  • Stacey Finley, Assistant Professor, USC Department of Biomedical Engineering & The Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
  • Zoe Pettway Unno, Head Librarian, USC Science & Engineering Library

Social Sciences and Humanities – Champion Room

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Panelists:

  • Allen Weiss, Professor, USC Marshall School of Business
  • James McKeever, Chair & Assistant Professor, Pierce College Department of Sociology
  • Katya Armistead, Dean, UCSB Student Services
  • Lara D. Rann, Visiting Lecturer, Scripps Department of Music
  • Nathaniel Burke, Coordinator, Campus Climate & Inclusion Services, UCSB Student Services
  • Ryon Cobb, Postdoctoral Fellow, USC Davis School of Gerontology
  • Teshia Roby, Associate Dean, CSUF College of Education
3:45 pm

RAFFLE & CLOSING REMARKS – Grand Ballroom

  • Lori Shreve-Blake, Senior Director, Alumni & Students Career Services