CRA-W/CDC offers mentoring tracks at Tapia for undergraduates, graduate students, and those in their early career. In addition, CRA-W will host a booth at the career center, stop by!
Learn about the what, why and how of undergraduate research, how to get accepted and then thrive in graduate school, and the differences between Master’s and Ph.D programs.
Learn how to thrive in graduate school, how to build your professional persona and network, and how to find your dream job.
Early and Mid-Career:
Learn strategies for productive interaction with colleagues.
MS vs PhD: Which should you choose, based on where you want to go?
Thursday, September 15, 2016 — 5:30PM – 6:30PM
This session will focus on the major differences in career options and in graduate studies between a Master’s degree and Ph.D. degree. Topics include realistic goals and expectations for each degree, various strategies for deciding which degree to pursue, based on where you want to go with your career (post-doc, industry, academia, startup). Content will be relevant for undergraduate/graduate students to focus on the pros/cons of pursuing the MS/PhD for careers in Industry/Government/Academia/Startups.
Strategies for Human-Human Interaction
Friday, September 16, 2016 — 2:00PM – 3:30PM
This session will focus on strategies for productive interaction with colleagues (both faculty and students), including the opportunities and challenges of being a woman and/or a minority in a computing technology career. Topics include inter-personal interaction dynamics, uncomfortable situations that might arise and how to react, the pros and cons of relationships with your fellow graduate students or department faculty, in the workplace, dealing with isolationism (i.e., “being the only one”), techniques for inclusion, and family-friendly policies to look for in a working environment. Content will be relevant for all groups (students, faculty, and industry professionals), and session will provide time for audience members to share their experiences and tips for success.