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  1. [Illinois] weSTEM 2013: Navigating Academia and Personal Life in a Dual Career Couple

    18 Jul 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Amy Wagoner-Johnson

    At various stages in your career you may pause to reflect on where you are professionally and where your career is headed. Having traveled what is considered a less conventional path for an academic, Amy will share her perception in retrospect of how she came to be where she is today and the...

  2. [Illinois] weSTEM 2013: The Infamous Career Decision: Academia or Industry

    18 Jul 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Katherine Rogers Davis

    0Academia or industry after graduate school?..Or both? Kate Rogers Davis, who currently serves as both a software engineer at PowerWorld Corporation and an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Illinois, will speak to her pursuit of industry and academia and how she became interested...

  3. [Illinois] weSTEM 2013: The Value of Networking

    18 Jul 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Marilyn Tears

    Sometimes the key to success is not only what you know but who you know and the relationships that you develop. Networking is a tool that, if used effectively, can make a big difference in your career. Marilyn Tears, an Illinois Grad, and currently a Project Manager at the ExxonMobil Development...

  4. [Illinois] weSTEM 2013: Science Mom, An Unconventional Balancing Act

    20 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Jackie Kunzler

    Do you ever feel “busy”? Do you ever feel like you need 100 hours in a day? Time management is a coveted skill and is important when pursuing high-pressure, dynamic careers like those in STEM areas often are. Jackie Kunzler has a lifetime of experience with juggling a myriad of professional,...

  5. [Illinois] weSTEM 2013: Combining Interests and Expertise to Shape Your Career

    14 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Roshni Kasad

    A common misconception among graduate students is that people believe they must stick to the same technical research area in which they earned a Ph.D. in order to find a job. While it might be more difficult to switch research areas or to switch fields entirely, it is possible to make this...