Risky and Resilient? Webinar on Building an Academic Career

This webinar looks at the hardest part about changing careers: learning how to describe your experience in terms that make sense to a new professional audience. This challenge is especially acute for academics, who are trained to adopt complex jargon and whose work in the library, lab, or classroom rarely looks like work in other parts of the modern knowledge economy.

In his talk, Christopher L. Caterine, the author of the book Leaving Academia: A Practical Guide (2020), will explain how to use informational interviews to learn the language and values of new sectors – and to practice translating your experience so that others grasp the value you can create for their organizations. He will also touch on how to network ethically and effectively in order to increase your access to opportunities in areas you wish to pursue.