CAPS to offer seminar for Ph.D.s
Career & Placement Services will present a seminar on Tuesday, Feb. 20, titled "Beyond the Ivory Tower: Nonacademic Career Opportunities for Ph.D.s and A.B.D.s." The seminar, which will be held at 4 p.m. in the west lounge of Ida Noyes Hall, will feature a keynote address by Anna Siegler, special assistant to the CEO of the John Nuveen Company, followed by a panel discussion by guest speakers who have also completed their M.A. or Ph.D. degrees or reached "A.B.D." ("all-but-dissertation") status at the University and are successfully pursuing nonacademic careers.
Siegler, who received her Ph.D. in history from Chicago in 1980, has also served as Coordinator of the University's Graduate Internship Program, a program committed to helping graduate students explore nonacademic job opportunities.
The panel includes Jeff Kelley, senior editor at Morningstar, a publisher of investment information; Steve Peterson, asset manager at the John Nuveen Company, a Chicago-based investment firm; and Jean Robinson, vice president and director of college relations at the Institute for European and Asian Studies, which promotes opportunities for study abroad.
The panel presentation will be followed by informal discussion, and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Marlene Richman, Career Counselor for CAPS, at 702-7040.