[VIRTUAL] GRASP Student Seminar Series: Joseph Barber, University of Pennsylvania, "Exploring careers and identifying relevant skills for engineering jobs in industry and academia"

Abstract

Participate in this online presentation to learn about the process you can follow to explore careers and align your skills and interests with relevant career paths. Learn about some of the most relevant online resources curated by Career Services to complete 3 of the most important steps in career exploration: self-assessmentonline research into career fields and industries, and networking. Take this opportunity to familiarize yourself with these tools. Have you been using CareerShift to identify possible employers in locations and industries that interest you? Are you an expert in navigating the alumni tool on LinkedIn, and then popping over to QuakerNet to find easily accessible contact information? Do you know how to find workplace emails for networking contacts at companies who try their hardest not to share their emails? Have you checked to see if the skills you want to showcase in your LinkedIn profile and resume are standing out clearly using Targeted Resume? If you haven’t heard of these tools, or haven’t yet used them to help support your career exploration, then join us for this session lead by an advisor from Career Services.

Presenter's biography

Dr. Joseph Barber is a Senior Associate Director at Career Services serving graduate students and postdocs.  He has a Ph.D. in animal behaviour from University of Oxford (UK), has previously worked as a Research Fellow at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and currently also teaches graduate students as an Adjunct Professor at Hunter College (CUNY).  Joseph enjoys thinking creatively to help people find and explore different career paths, and is always interested in hearing students and postdocs talk enthusiastically about their research.

Location

Philadelphia, PA
United States

Presenter

Joseph Barber