Fourth Annual PhD Colloquium 2014: Expanded Pathways to Teaching Careers, Part II

There are many career opportunities beyond the faculty position for PhDs or ABDs who have developed strong teaching skills.  Did you know that you could use the skills you learned as a teacher or GSI in a wide range of professional academic support roles in a college/university setting such as working with students in a writing or student learning center or providing support for technical innovations that impact pedagogy practices?  Did you know you could also take these skills and find satisfying work in the large and diverse non-profit sector? 

Attend this second session of the annual UC Berkeley PhD Career Colloquium and learn from recent PhDs who have successfully transitioned to careers in these settings.  They will help you discover how you can use your skills in finding a non-faculty job in an academic support environment, NGO, or nonprofit!  The colloquium covers all fields and features speakers from UC Berkeley, Stanford University, St Mary’s College, the World Institute of Disability, and WestEd. 

A continental breakfast will be served at registration.   

Registration and continental breakfast

Welcome by Admir Skodo, PhD, President of the UC Berkeley Humanities and Social Sciences Association 

Keynote Address - The Transferable Skills of Teaching byLinda von Hoene, Director, UC Berkeley Graduate Student Instructor Teaching and Resource Center

Panel 1: Academic Support Roles in a University or College Setting
This panel features speakers who will share their experiences of transitioning from an academic career path to professional work in tutoring, teaching, writing, and student learning centers as well as the intersection of teaching and technology 

Tim Randazzo, PhD, Assistant Director for Tutoring and Teaching Programs at Stanford University
Tereza Joy Kramer, PhD Director of the Center for Writing Across the Curriculum at Saint Mary's College of California
Cara Stanley, MA, Director of the Student Learning Center, UC Berkeley
Anne Marie Richard, PhD, Director of the Student Technologies, SAIT

Coffee Break

Panel 2: Teaching in the Non-Governmental and Nonprofit Sectors
This panel will take you into the world of NGO’s and nonprofits. You will learn how you can use the skills you have learned during graduate studies to find a position in these sectors, and what kind of work you can expect to do once you find employment

Haiwen Chu, PhD, Program Associate in Mathematics, Quality Teaching for English Learners, Teacher Professional Development Program, WestEd
Marsha Saxton, PhD, Director for Research at the World Institute of Disability, Lecturer at UC Berkeley Women’s Studies and Disability Studies
Desiré Whitmore, PhD, Learning Center at Learning Design Group at Lawrence Hall of Science
Justin Lipp, PhD, Educational Technology Services, UC Berkeley