Since the summer of 2002, a collaborative effort has raised awareness on campus about the academic career path. Several offices and individuals have joined forces to pull together an award winning series of seminars designed to illuminate the academic life to MIT’s graduate student and post-doc communities.
This panel series was recognized with an achievement award at the 17th Annual Conference of the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students, held in St. Louis, in November 2002.
Currently this series has two parts: “Academia, Industry, or Both” and “The Nuts and Bolts of an Academic Job Search”, with plans of adding another part related to postdoctoral job search and fellowships in the coming summer. This series has been merged with the more general-purpose Professional Development Series—so please check its webpage for more details about these panels.