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Would you like to look for non-academic jobs but feel uncertain how?
Does your “To Do List” for the summer include “Make a LinkedIn Profile”?
Do you identify as an academic and feel allergic to the idea of marketing yourself via social media?
What would it be like if you could actually enjoy the experience of using a social network and network without pain?
In this workshop, Dr. Yamamoto will share her tips and tricks for using LinkedIn. As a former academic she has used the platform to find opportunities, network with folks who do work like her and grow her online and offline presence. She will share suggestions on how to make your profile look appealing to recruiters, what kinds of content will get people to pay attention to you and how to do this all even when you don’t know what you want to do next.
The cost is a sliding scale based on what you are able to pay $15, $25 or $35 which includes a recording of the workshop. If you purchase a spot and are unable to attend, we will share the recording with you via email.
Abbie (Miyabi) Yamamoto received her PhD in Japanese and Korean literatures and cultures in 2011 and taught for four years and two summers at four different institutions. After determining that this was not the most sustainable path for her, she decided to see what the rest of the world had to offer. Abbie has been active on “the new LinkedIn” since 2017 shortly after its acquisition by Microsoft. Her profile is viewed by more than 400 people per 90-day period and she has been able to capture business and collaboration opportunities through using LinkedIn and other social media and in-person networking.
A limited number of scholarships available. Apply here!
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Are you a social scientist or student interested in working in non-academic settings? Are you curious about what kind of applied work social scientists do? Have a digital coffee with us!
In this online session, social scientists Amy Santee and Beth Duckles will discuss their unique career paths, including how their academic training prepared them for applied research and consulting, marketing their skills, challenges faced along the way, and tools and techniques for success. Walk away equipped with practical tips and ideas for your own career strategy.
From user experience research for product design, to organizational ethnography and coaching, Amy and Beth have worked in a variety of settings, including business, nonprofit, and government organizations. They also provide coaching services to students, academics, and professionals.
The cost of attendance is $15, which includes a recording of the session. If you purchase a spot and are unable to attend, we will share the recording with you via email.
Amy Santee, M.A., is an independent consultant specializing in user experience and design research for product development and strategy. Trained as an anthropologist, she incorporates a social science approach into the user-centered design process, with a focus on qualitative methods. In addition to consulting, Amy has worked on corporate and start-up product teams and with product design agencies, primarily on digital products. She blogs at Anthropologizing about user experience, organizational culture, career strategy, and practicing anthropology at the intersection of business, technology and design.
Beth M. Duckles, Ph.D., is a research consultant and ethnographer who has used her sociological skills to support startups, nonprofits and Fortune 100 companies. Projects have ranged from UX research and design thinking to stakeholder engagement. Her favorite kind of project is working with scientists and technologists on research and how to ask better questions of the people that matter to their organization. She also is the founder of The Athenas, an online peer support community for women and gender nonconforming folk with Ph.D.’s who are leaving academia.
A limited number of scholarships available, apply here.
Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 @ 1:00 - 2:00 pm PST
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An online workshop designed as a starting place for anyone thinking of leaving the academy. In this one hour webinar, I’ll talk about why this transition can be so challenging and share advice, research and suggestions for what comes next. I’ll give you concrete ideas for what you can do now to give yourself options (regardless of your current situation) and a LOT of resources to get you started.
This workshop is useful for academics from graduate students and postdocs to faculty of all levels. If you have ever wondered why it’s so damned hard to leave academia (but are thinking it might be time to consider it), this workshop is for you.
I’m the founder of the Athenas, an online peer support community for women with a PhD and I’ve done research on women who have left academia and have supported women and gender nonconforming/nonbinary folk from around the world.
This workshop is priced with a sliding scale. Please pick the amount that reflects what you are able to pay for this webinar. If the minimum is still not affordable for you, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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"Why Women Don't Like Social VR" PDX Women in Technology, 2017
“Social Science Insights for Startups” Innovate and Advocate” A PDX Startup Week Summit, 2017
"Ethnography for Everyone" Bend Design, 2016
“The Practice of Measuring,” Measuring the Impact of Workshops, Software Sustainability Institute, Oxford e-Research Centre, 2016
Collaborating with the Alveare Collective on the Failing Fast for Females Workshop in November. I’ve also taught workshops on data collection and analysis, research, interviewing skills and dealing with social bias.
I’ve taught courses in sociology, environmental policy, field research methods and the theory and research on nonprofit organizations to college students.
I have also given campus talks at Portland State University, Carroll College, Susquehanna University, George Mason University, Gettysburg College and Bucknell University.
I enjoy working with a range of students from introductory to advanced seminars and students who have had every advantage to students in refugee camps.