Finding Meaning in Life After Academia - Drop In Session

During this drop-in session, Dr. Elizabeth Segran will provide one-on-one advising about the nuts and bolts of transitioning from an academic career into a non-academic one.  More specifically, she invites you to:

●      Come prepared with several potential career options that you are considering.
●      Bring your resumes so you can parse through them together.
●      Discuss anxieties about leaving academia: what are your concerns?  
●      Ask questions about what day to day life is like in corporate environments.
●      Talk about how you are preparing for job interviews, networking and the practical skills you are developing in order to secure a job


Elizabeth Segran is a writer, whose work has been published in a range of publications including Foreign Affairs, The Nation, The Atlantic and Salon. Her book, The River Speaks, was published in 2012 by Penguin Books.  She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in the field of South and Southeast Asian Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender and Sexuality.  She is an expert on India, having devoted a decade to studying its history, literature, culture and gender dynamics. She is a global nomad who grew up in Brussels, Paris, Singapore, Jakarta and London before moving to New York to attend Columbia University. She currently lives in Cambridge, MA with her books.