Innovative Careers for PhDs

Innovative Careers for PhDs Wednesday November 3 10am to 2pm ET


Black, Katherine


event sponsored by

Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative &

BioCoRE, Career Center, Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), Graduate School, Office of Postdoctoral Services, and School of Medicine - Office of Biomedical Graduate Education

The career landscape for PhDs has changed dramatically-the majority of PhD holders now pursue non-academic careers. What are these careers, and how do you position yourself to be competitive for one? In this workshop, you'll explore careers in startups, private industry, and beyond, then learn how you can find opportunities-and practice marketing yourself to best highlight your skills and experience. The session will include a keynote on negotiation skills by Dara Wilson-Grant, a workshop on transferable skills, and breakout sessions with alumni who have been successful in innovative careers post-PhD. This free event is hosted by the Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative, the Graduate School, the Office of Postdoctoral Services, CTSI, the Duke Office of Biomedical Graduate Education, the Career Center, and BioCore. All Duke PhD students and postdoctoral researchers are invited to attend. Registration is required; Zoom link provided upon registration.


Engineering, Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Lecture/Talk, Workshop/Short Course, and Technology