Non-Academic Job Search for Grad Students and Postdocs with Anne Krook
How do we turn your significant skills into a career outside academia?
In this three-hour session, you will learn how non-academic employers think about graduate students as potential employees, how to get ready for the non-academic job market while you are still in graduate school, and how to conduct a job search. We will also review a tool (provided after the session) that assesses all your skills – not just academic ones – and review a resume and discuss how to write yours.
In this inspiring and eye-opening seminar Dr. Krook will review her own path through and out of academica. Graduate students and postdocs can expect to:
- learn how to prepare yourself for the non-academic job market while you complete your graduate work
- understand the process and mechanics of entering the non-academic job market (e.g. what HR managers are looking for; decoding job descriptions)
- identify and define your particular skill sets
About Anne Krook
Anne Krook began her 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 Amazon.com. During thirteen years at the company, she held various roles in US and international website development, program management, internal audit, and infrastructure. She then 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 practice, she chairs the Board of Directors of Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of LGBTQ+ people and everyone living with HIV.