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Graduate and Postdoctoral Success


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National Perspectives: Graduate and Postdoc Exploration of Multiple Career Pathways


The Graduate School and Graduate and Postdoctoral Success (GPS) are proud to present a new speaker series exploring multiple career pathways across a variety of disciplines. We invite all current graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to hear directly from leading industry experts about national perspectives and trends.

This series, hosted through our 100% virtual Center for Graduate and Postdoc Career and Professional Development, will provide networking opportunities and career readiness for our UTSA graduate and postdoc population via a three-part format of speaker, panel, and career talks. 

Upcoming Speakers and Registration Information


Career Series

DATE: March 30, 2021 from 1:00-2:00 PM (CST). Register now!
PERSPECTIVE: Dr. Jodi Yellin. Director of Science Policy, Association of American Medical Colleges. My Career Journey: Strengthening the Biomedical Research Workforce.

DATE: April 15, 2021 from 1:00-2:00 PM (CST). Register now!
PERSPECTIVE: Dr. Linda Hyman. Burroughs Wellcome Director of Education, Marine Biological Laboratory, Boston University. Go Big and Make It Home: A Professional Journey.

DATE: April 22, 2021 from 1:00-2:00 PM (CST). Register now!
PERSPECTIVE: Dr. Hironao Okahana. Vice President, Research & Knowledge Development, Council of Graduate Schools. Job Placements of Social Science and Education Doctorates and Potential Implications for Students, Doctoral Programs, and Employers.

DATE: April 27, 2021 from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (CST). Register now!
PERSPECTIVE: Dr. Mickey Stevenson. Associate Vice President for Research Integrity, The University of Texas at San Antonio. Researchers Helping Researchers: Careers that Support Ethics, Safety, and Finance Areas of Research.

DATE: May 6, 2021 from 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (CST). Register now!
PERSPECTIVE: Dr. Andy Taylor. Technical Director, KKPFF Consulting Engineers. Making the Transition from Graduate Studies to Consulting Engineering Practice.

Previous Speakers

To view speakers on YouTube, click on presentation title.

  • February 9, 2021 - Suzanne Ortega, Ph.D. President, Council of Graduate Schools. Graduate Education for 21st Century Work and Careers.
  • February 24, 2021 - Dr. Julia Kent. Vice President, Best Practices and Strategic Initiatives, Council of Graduate Schools. After the Humanities PhD: Finding and Creating Meaningful Careers.
  • March 4, 2021 - Melanie V. Sinche, NCC. Interim Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs. Director, Career Development Center. Executive Director, Women's Leadership Center, University of Saint Joseph. Career Choices for PhDs: Opening the Doors of Opportunity.
  • March 17, 2021 - JoAnne Canales, Ph.D. Senior Scholar-in-Residence Emirata, Council of Graduate Schools. Former Graduate School Dean. Hispanic Serving Institutions: Examining the Graduate Education Ecosystem for Latinx Students.
  • March 18, 2021 - Julie Posselt, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Pullias Center for Higher EducationUniversity of Southern California. PI, Inclusive Graduate Education Network Research Hub. PI, California Consortium for Inclusive Doctoral Education. Merit Beyond Measure: Holistic Admissions for Racial Diversity and Equity in Graduate Education(Recording not available for this session.)
  • March 23, 2021 - Dr. Jim Kurose, Distinguished University Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Former Assistant Director, US National Science Foundation. Opportunities for Scientists and Engineers in Federal Agencies: An overview and personal reflections.