Astronomy Career Development Seminar (AstroCDS)

Location: 6th floor, Campbell Hall

Organizers:
Kaylan Burleigh (kaylanb@berkeley)
Malena Rice (malena.rice@berkeley)

Spring 2016 Schedule

Date Time Who Job was former…
4/19/2016 5 pm Dr. Beth Reid The Climate Coporation BCCP fellow
5/2/2016 5 pm Prof. Xiaosheng Huang Prof. at U. of San Francisco UCB physics PhD / postdoc
2/27/2017 6 pm Dr. Matt George Airware UCB Astro PhD
3/29/2017 5 pm Dr. Casey Stark Google UCB Astro PhD

Past Speakers

Date Who Job at the time was former…
Dr. Onsi Fakhouri Pivotal Labs UCB Astro PhD
Dr. Berian James Square Post Doc at Berkeley & Copenhagen
Dr. Jessica Kirkpatrick Yammer/InstaEDU UCB Astro PhD
Dr. Kristen Shapiro Griffin Northrop Grumman UCB Astro PhD
Dr. Mohan Ganeshalingam LBNL Energy Efficiency Standards group UCB Astro PhD
Dr. Kelly Truelove Internet Law Expert UCB Physics PhD
Dr. Alexia Schulz MIT Lincoln Labs UCB Astro PhD
Dr. Josh Shiode John Bahcall Public Policy Fellow UCB Astro PhD
Dr. Jacob Lynn VIA Analytics UCB Physics PhD
Dr. Charles Hansen Pivotal Labs UCB Physics PhD

What is it?

This talk series increases the exposure of UCB Astronomy undergrads, grads, and postdocs to a variety of career opportunities outside academia (any job except R1 university Prof.). Two to three times per semester we invite a UCB alum, who did their PhD in astronomy, to tell us how they got from grad school to their current job. The talk is informal and very interactive. The speaker spends 15-20 min telling us about their path and the remaining 40 minutes is Q&A. Thanks to strong faculty support, especially Eugene, Mariska, Imke, we have funding to cater the event. We bring in food during the last 20 min so we can eat, mingle, and keep the time commitment to 1 hour!