Harvard SEAS Professional Development Seminar Series

Spring 2013

School of Engineering and Applied Science
Harvard University

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Wednesdays, noon to 1pm in Maxwell-Dworkin 125


A weekly seminar on topics related to professional development for all graduate students and post-docs in SEAS. Lunch will be provided.

All SEAS graduate students and postdocs will automatically receive our email announcements. For others, if you'd like to be updated of the weekly seminar, please contact Jia Chen at jiachen@seas.harvard.edu, Redston Emily at redston@fas.harvard.edu, Sim Jai at jaisim@fas.harvard.edu, or Deqing Sun at dqsun@seas.harvard.edu..

If you'd like to get involved in organizing the seminar series, please contact Li Sun at lisun@seas.harvard.edu.


2/6/2013Laura S. Malisheski Career Pointers from OCS: Take Control of Your Career!
2/13/2013Sujata K. Bhatia Life as a Bioengineer in Industry and Academia: Biomaterials Development for the Real World
2/27/2013David Clarke Preparing for Graduate School Afterlife: Pointers for Your Future Career  
3/6/2013 David Weitz A Start-up Company to Start Your Career
3/13/2013Masaru Tsuchiya What I Wish I Knew in Grad School: Lessons I've Learned From University Spinoff Development
3/20/2013Qichao Hu You are closer to where you are going than where you came from - Reflecting on the early days of my start-up
3/27/2013Greg Morrisett Ten things I did wrong in graduate school Slides
4/3/2013Narayanamurti Societal grand challenges
and science policy: opportunities in academia, industry and national laboratories
4/10/2013Annie Benitez Pelaez The Journey in a Constantly Changing Industry
4/24/13John Girash Putting 'Education' Back into a Career in Higher Education:
Exploring Teaching-Focused Career Paths


The Office of Career Services has many resources and seminars related to career and professional development for both academic and non-academic careers. We highly encourage you to use this as a complement to SEAS's own offerings!

The Bureau of Study Counsel is a center for academic and personal development. They host numerous workshops and discussion groups, as well as many self-help resources on a large variety of topics. Take a look around their website!



If you have any questions or would like to be added to a mailing list for weekly meeting reminders, please contact Deqing,Sun at dqsun@seas.harvard.edu.