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Multiple Career Paths Programs

To support doctoral students exploring the range of career options for doctoral graduates, the Graduate School presents the following series of programs for Spring 2016.

One Degree, Many Options: Multiple Career Paths for Doctoral Students


February 16


Maureen Grasso, Dean
Graduate School, North Carolina State University

 Alan Leshner, CEO
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Alex Triantis, Dean
Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland


February 22

Private Industry:
Bonnie Weiss McLeod, Partner, Life Sciences Patent Prosecution, Cooley, LLP
Paul Rao, Rehabilitation Health Care Consultant, National Rehabilitation Hospital
Mark Turner, President and CEO, Optimal Solutions Group, LLC
Jingli Yang, CEO, ERT, Inc.

February 29

Public Sector: 
Jose Enrique Idler, Former Government Affairs Manager for Latin America, Ernst & Young
Kelly King, Research Audiologist, National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
Melissa McCartney, Department of Education and Human Resources Project Director, Science in the Classroom
Clare Stroud, Senior Program Officer, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Health and Medicine Division
David Gariff, The National Gallery of Art, Education Division

March 7

Higher Education:
Norma Allewell, Dean Emerita, Life Sciences
Drew Baden, Chair, Physics
Bala Balachandran, Chair, Mechanical Engineering
Nathan Fox, Chair, Human Development and Quantitative Methodology
Meredith Gill, Chair, Art History and Archaeology

Forum and Workshops are 3-5 pm, Benjamin Banneker Room, 2212 Stamp Student Union

Contact Information

The Graduate School, University of Maryland

2123 Lee Building
7809 Regents Drive
College Park, MD 20742