Graduate Students Network, Receive Career Advice at Symposium

Yan Li, a graduate student in molecular biology and biochemistry, attended the Graduate Career Symposium Jan. 25 at Usdan University Center. More than 65 students pursuing a M.A. or Ph.D. at Wesleyan participated in the day-long event, which provided information on ways to transition from graduate school to careers in academia and industry. A reception followed the event.

At left, Michael Sciola, director of the Wesleyan Career Center, spoke to graduate students about interview skills and job searching. At right, author and guest speaker Diane Tracey of Executive Coaching Services, held a workshop on networking and etiquette. The event was sponsored by Graduate Student Services, the Graduate Student Association and the Wesleyan Career Center.

Gabriel Valenzuela is working on a Ph.D. in mathematics.

President Michael Roth introduces himself to Sarah Kopac, a Ph.D. candidate in biology.

Pictured, from left, is Bill Herbst, director of graduate studies and the John Monroe Van Vleck Professor of Astronomy; Cheryl-Ann Hagner, director of Graduate Student Services; Barbara Schukoske, administrative assistant in Graduate Student Services; and graduate student James Ricci, president of the Graduate Student Association.

Fulbright Scholar Natalie Plaza is working on a M.A. in music.

Biology graduate student Michelle Tipton speaks to Bill Herbst at the reception.

Sumarsam, University Professor of Music, mingles with graduate students at the reception.

Stefan Kramel, an exchange student from Germany, is studying physics.

Shreya Sawant is working on a Ph.D. in molecular biology and biochemistry.

Stewart Novick, professor of chemistry, enjoys the graduate student reception.