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[Illinois] weSTEM 2013: Changing Challenges to Opportunities
19 Jul 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Omnia El-Hakim
Facing challenges can be unnerving, especially when the outcome is unknown. Commonly, we imagine overcoming the challenge by thinking, “if only I can accomplish this task,” or “when I pass my...
[Illinois] weSTEM 2013: Navigating Academia and Personal Life in a Dual Career Couple
18 Jul 2013 | Online Presentations | 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...
[Illinois] weSTEM 2013: The Infamous Career Decision: Academia or Industry
18 Jul 2013 | Online Presentations | 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...
[Illinois] weSTEM 2013: The Value of Networking
18 Jul 2013 | Online Presentations | 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...
[Illinois] weSTEM 2013: Science Mom, An Unconventional Balancing Act
20 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | 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...
[Illinois] weSTEM 2013: Discussion Panel
20 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Marie-Christine Brunet, Amy Chervenak, Ann Peedikayil, Cassandra Rutherford
weSTEM (Women Empowered in STEM) will provide a forum through which current and future STEM leaders can motivate and inspire each other to excel at the frontier of scientific advancement and...
[Illinois] weSTEM 2013: Managing your Goals in the Face of Uncertainty
14 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Nina Tandon
In a recent interview for the Lavin Daily, “You Don’t Have To Be One Thing: Nina Tandon On Pursuing Many Interests,” Nina describes the value in pursuing a variety of interests even when working...
[Illinois] weSTEM 2013: Combining Interests and Expertise to Shape Your Career
14 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | 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...