The student-run organization, Beyond Academia, organized an event on April 27 for graduate students and post-docs to learn more about careers at national labs. The event was organized in collaboration with UC Berkeley’s Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs (VSPA) and with LBNL’s sponsorship.
Over 50 PhD students and post-docs gathered to hear the speakers which included Biological Systems & Engineering Division (BSE) scientist Aindrila Mukhopadhyay, Glenn Kubiak, Alison Hatt and Yaw Agyeman.
Beyond Academia has the goal of empowering graduate students and post-docs to expand their careers beyond the traditional academic track. It accomplishes this career education through an annual conference, as well as a series of workshops, tutorials, and lectures that connect current academics with those who have successfully made a transition to industry.