May 28, 2015

University of Rochester AS&E GSA



Versatile PhD will host a free web-based asynchronous panel discussion on Careers in Marketing for STEM PhDs, June 8-12. All panelists are PhDs from STEM fields, including:

– a Market Insight Manager at a health insurance company
– a Marketing Development Manager at Eastman Kodak
– a Data Scientist at a marketing agency
– an Associate Medical Director at a pharmaceutical marketing agency
– a high-level Manager at a global research company who has a great deal of marketing responsibility

More information here

You can interact with panelists throughout the week on the site, or follow the discussion via email. All questions welcome, from the most general to the very specific.

Interested in learning more about how VPhD can help you develop relationships beyond your academic circles? Learn more here

People like you have said:

“The panel discussions bring in people I would never have found on my own. Hearing about different pathways to an alt-ac career narrated by smart, empathetic and compassionate individuals has been infinitely encouraging when making the difficult transition out of the academy.”

“The sea change for me was a panel of post PhDs who came back to speak about their experiences leaving: how, why, outcome. Hearing their experiences made me realize that there was hope, and that I could find a life outside.”

“Versatile PhD was a great starting place for navigating the non-academic job market once I realized that was where I wanted to go. The organized information about the type of STEM jobs that are available gave me a good overview to structure my search for a career I would be passionate about. I love the daily forum digest and read it every day. The panel discussions are also great.”


Meet INTEL representatives on campus!

Are you on campus this summer?   Mark your calendar for Intel’s upcoming visit on June 8th and 9th!

Intel is interested in connecting with graduate students in the following disciplines:

  •     Physics
  •     Chemistry
  •     Materials Science
  •     Chemical Engineering
  •     Mechanical Engineering
  •     Electrical & Computer Engineering

Tech Talk and Info Panel with Intel Scientists & Engineers
Meliora 221

Learn about some of the cutting-edge R&D happening at Intel and what it’s like to be a researcher in industry. The panel will also discuss what Intel is looking for in new PhD hires* and how you can be competitive in the hiring process. There will be time for informal mingling with the panelists and a recruiter after the panel. A light dinner will be served!

*MS students are welcome to attend.

RSVP for this event in CareerLink , log in and click on Events –> Info Sessions) or email

Breakfast Roundtable for Under-Represented Minority and Women PhD Students

Stackel Room, Wilson Commons

Intel actively supports a diverse work environment. Come and chat with the representatives about working at Intel!**Space is limited; email to RSVP**



Graduate Position Open at the Rochester Center for Community Leadership

The Rochester Center for Community Leadership has recently created a graduate assistant position for the work they are doing on community-engaged learning at the College.

This is an exciting opportunity for any graduate student interested in experiential learning, building relationships between students, faculty, and community partners, and who also has an interest in communications, planning, and assessment.

They are flexible on the successful candidate’s start date.

Applications can be sent to Lauren Caruso (

The position description is the following:




Welcome your new 2015-2016 GSA President & Executive Board Members

Congratulations to Amanda Davis (Department of Physics & Astronomy) who has been elected GSA President for the academic year 2015-2016!
Here are the new executive board officers for the academic year 2015-2016:
President: Amanda Davis (Physics)
Treasurer: Valerie Fleischauer (Chemistry)
Academic Programming Officer: Allison Browar (Mechanical Engineering)
Social Programming Officer: Orkhan Abdullayev (Chemical Engineering)
Student Advocacy Officer: Stephanie Daifuku (Chemistry)
Information Technology Officer: Fabrizio Buccheri (Optics)
Communications Officer: Hongying Sun (Biology)
And, our Advisor: Janice Van Opdorp
Congratulations to all the GSA officers! We look forward to a successful year ahead!


 Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

CETL promotes excellence in both teaching and learning through a range of programs for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students.  

The program provides graduate students in the College with resources to support their work as classroom TAs, laboratory TAs, and instructors. 

Graduate students are welcome to make use of services that support their own learning.

For events , please review their calendar at:


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