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Rethinking Success after Grad School

January 04, 2016
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Jennifer Polk, #fromPhDtoLife

Dr. Jennifer Polk is visiting SFU on January 21st!

Two inspiring and eye-opening seminars have been organized to hear from Dr. Polk, a highly acclaimed academic, career, and life coach who speaks and writes on issues related to graduate education and career outcomes for doctoral-degree holders, including alternative careers for PhD graduates.

Jennifer Polk is a history-PhD graduate turned illustrious entrepreneur who blazed her way into an exciting career as an academic career coach for graduate students. As a consultant she helps PhDs launch meaningful careers, during and after graduate school. 

Brief bio (50 words):

Jennifer Polk helps PhDs launch meaningful careers, during and after graduate school. Jen speaks and writes on issues related to graduate education and career outcomes for doctoral-degree holders. Find her online at FromPhDtoLife.com, and at her award-winning University Affairs blog. Jen earned her PhD from the University of Toronto.

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Brief bio (50 words):

Jennifer Polk helps PhDs launch meaningful careers, during and after graduate school. Jen speaks and writes on issues related to graduate education and career outcomes for doctoral-degree holders. Find her online at FromPhDtoLife.com, and at her award-winning University Affairs blog. Jen earned her PhD from the University of Toronto.

Graduate students and postdocs from all disciplines are invited to attend to hear Jennifer's advice on how to "rethink" success after graduate school. You have two opportunities to hear Dr. Polk: 

Light refreshments provided. Talk will be followed by a Q&A, and opportunities to speak with Dr. Polk personally. 
 

About Jennifer Polk:

Jennifer Polk works as an academic, career, and life coach. Her clients — graduate students and PhDs — are a diverse group of individuals based all around the world, from Canada, the US, the UK, Europe, Australia, and elsewhere. Jen speaks on campuses and at conferences throughout North America on issues related to graduate education and career outcomes for PhDs, and her writing has appeared in the Globe and MailUniversity Affairs,Vitae, and Academic Matters. Find Jen online at FromPhDtoLife.com, which features resources for PhD career changers, and at her award-winning University Affairs blog. Join her twice a month for #withaPhD chat on Twitter, at the monthly Versatile PhD meetup in Toronto, and for Beyond the Professoriate, an annual online conference for PhDs in transition. Jen earned her PhD in history from the University of Toronto in 2012.

To learn more or connect with Dr. Polk see:

If you have questions about this event, please contact Sue Hampton, apex@sfu.ca 

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