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The Non-academic Job Search for Grad Students and Postdocs

September 09, 2015

How do we turn your significant skills into a career outside academia?

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are encouraged to keep their career options open, especially in today's uncertain career climate, but the non-academic job search can seem daunting, especially for high-performing students who have been primed for academic paths. 

You are invited to an inspiring and eye-opening seminar with Dr. Anne Krook on September 24, 2015, at SFU's Burnaby Campus. Dr. Krook is a highly acclaimed academic transition coach who began her professional career as an assistant professor in the US and has since moved into various professional and entrepreneurial roles. 

Thursday, September 24, 9 am–1 pm
SFU Burnaby, Halpern Centre 126
Seating is limited to 75. Please RSVP by September 20:

In this session Dr. Krook will review her own path through and out of academics. Grad students and postdocs can expect to learn how to:

  • prepare yourself for the non-academic job market at the same time as doing your graduate work  
  • understand the process and mechanics of entering the non-academic job market
  • identify and define your particular skill sets
Light refreshments provided.

Dr. Anne Krook began her professional career as an assistant professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where she taught for seven years before moving to Seattle.  After a stint in restaurant bartending, she joined During thirteen years at the company, she held various roles in US  and international website development, program management, internal audit, and infrastructure.  After that, she worked as VP of Operations at a startup, Mindbloom, and then as VP of Operations at Synapse, a product design engineering company in Seattle. In addition to her consulting work at universities, she serves on the board of director of Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV.  

To learn more or connect with Dr. Krook see:

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