Industry Jobs for Advanced Degrees

The following events focus on specific degree holders, either those with or working toward doctoral degrees or those with or working toward master’s degrees.


maren-wood.jpgIndustry Jobs for Master’s Students
How to Identify Your Most Marketable Skills
Master’s students in every master’s program invited
L. Maren Wood, Ph.D.
Founder and CEO
Beyond the Professoriate

Thursday, October 21
1:00–2:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Graduate Student Commons, Study Lounge 204
In person, complimentary refreshments

Zoom attendance available for those attending UCSC 100% remotely, based at the Silicon Valley Campus or NASA Ames, or conducting research beyond Santa Cruz.

Registration is closed. Attend in person as a walk-in or contact Sonya Newlyn to attend via Zoom.

What do employers and hiring managers value in potential candidates? Which of these skills do you possess? How might you effectively communicate your skills and training to employers? In this workshop, master’s students will learn how to research employers of interest, identify their transferable skills, and communicate their academic training and experience to hiring managers. After attending this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize the differences between technical skills, interpersonal skills, technical tools, and subject matter expertise.
  • Evaluate job advertisements, company websites, and social media accounts to ascertain a company’s culture, values, and missions.
  • Analyze a job advertisement and identify key skills and core competencies that they already possess.
  • Identify, and develop an action plan, for acquiring additional experience and training if necessary.

L. Maren Wood, Ph.D., is founder of Beyond the Professoriate, a mission-driven organization that empowers graduate students to consider the range of career options available to them in the creative economy. Since 2012, Dr. Wood has dedicated her career to supporting universities in preparing graduate students for meaningful careers in academia and industry. Her expertise has been featured in Inside Higher Ed, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and peer reviewed books. She also serves as external advisor on committees such as the Council of
Graduate Schools Humanities Advisory Committee and the ETS Graduate Education Advisory Council, and is regularly sought as a keynote speaker.

The UCSC Graduate Division supports Beyond the Professoriate as an institutional member. Access the BTP online resource Aurora with your UCSC email address and Gold Password.


Bill LindstaedtIndustry Jobs for Ph.D.’s
Postdoctoral scholars and doctoral students invited
Bill Lindstaedt
Assistant Vice Chancellor
UC San Francisco

Friday, October 1
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Graduate Student Commons, Study Lounge 204
In person, complimentary refreshments

Zoom attendance available for those attending UCSC 100% remotely, based at the Silicon Valley Campus or NASA Ames, or conducting research beyond Santa Cruz.

Bill Lindstaedt has provided career guidance to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars at UC San Francisco for over 20 years. Prior to his current position as assistant vice chancellor and career counselor for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, he was director of the Office of Career and Professional Development. Join him for an intensive and interactive 3-hour workshop on the industry job search.