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PhD Career Pathways Conference 2020

Friday, May 1, 2020

40 UMD PhD Alumni Needed as Panelists!

To volunteer as a panelist, complete the Alumni Participation Form 

Student and Postdoc registration will open on March 2, 2020.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Dr. Susan Martin, or Dr. Blessing Enekwe,


This FREE day-long conference is specifically for current doctoral students and postdocs from all disciplines and is designed to to educate attendees about the wide variety of career paths that exist for them. In addition to learning about career possibilities for PhDs, attendees will have multiple opportunities throughout the day to connect and get valuable advice from UMD graduate alumni working in the MD/DC/VA area.  

Tentative Conference Schedule

9:00-9:30 am             Check-in and Breakfast (Colony Ballroom)
9:30-9:50 am             Opening Remarks  
10:00-11:15 am            Session 1 
11:15-11:45 am             Networking Session
11:45 am-1:00 pm       Session 2 
1:00-2:00 pm             Networking Lunch
2:00-3:00 pm             Session 3
3:00-5:00 pm             PhD Career Fair


This event is a collaborative effort of the Graduate School and 12 campus partners.
2020 Planning Committee Members

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs: Blessing Enekwe (Conference Co-Chair)
University Career Center & The President's Promise: Kenyatta Malloy,  and Susan Martin (Conference Co-Chair
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources: Amanda Cloughert
College of Arts and Humanities: Ralph Bauer
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences: Jenny Kilberg and Navot Naor (Postdoc Senator)
A.J. Clark School of Engineering Career Services: Veronica Perrigan
College of Computer, Mathematical, & Natural Sciences: Amy Chester
College of Education: Judy Foster
International Students & Scholar Services: Gabriella Gillespie
School of Public Health: Brit Saksvig
School of Public Policy: Bryan Kempton
Teaching & Learning Transformation Center: Marissa Stewart
The Graduate School: Amanda Strausser, Anna DeCheke Qualls, Laurie White
Conference Graduate Assistants: Thiago Pacheco (Office of Postdoctoral Affairs) and Jeffrey Yeung (Graduate School Office of Professional & Career Development)