Event Date and Time
Virtual - ZOOM Link to be provided after registration

Now in its 4th year, the Doctoral Career Pathways Conference brings alumni, current doctoral students and postdocs together to:

  • learn about the wide variety of career paths available to those with doctoral degrees
  • enable alumni to share information about the work that they do and skills necessary for success in their chosen career path and industry
  • enable alumni to share information about opportunities at their organization
  • create an opportunity for networking and advice sharing among all attendees

Cost: FREE; open to UMD graduate students and post-docs. 

Click here for more information and/or to register. 

Conference Schedule:
12:30-1:00 pm  
Welcome and Overview of Careerpaths of UMD Doctoral Alumni

ALUMNI PANELS - Attendees will get to choose one panel in each session. Recordings of all panels will be made available to conference registrants.  Each panel will include three alumni who will describe the work they do, skills required for the type of work they do, how they got there, and advice for preparing for this sort of career.

1:15-2:15 pm - Alumni Panels 1

  • NonProfits
  • Federal Government
  • International/World Issues
  • Biotech/Pharma
  • Data Science
  • Postdoctoral Positions

2:30-3:30  pmAlumni Panels 2 

  • Education
  • Communications/Marketing
  • Policy/Advocacy
  • Research Careers-Social Science
  • Research Careers - STEM
  • Start-Ups

3:45-4:30 - Small Group Conversations with  Alumni: Ask Us Anything!

4:30-5:30 Networking Groups

To review the list of panels and confirmed alumni panelists, visit the event website: https://go.umd.edu/doccareerpathways21.

Please contact Dr. Susan Martin, smarti18 [at] umd [dot] edu, or Dr. Blessing Enekwe, blessing [at] umd [dot] edu, if you have questions.