In collaboration with the Darwinian cluster programs, UChicagoGRAD, and the Medical and Biological Sciences Alumni Association, myCHOICE is excited to pilot an event tailored to the trainees of the Darwinian Cluster: the Darwinian Alumni Networking and Career Exploration Forum (DANCEF).
The half-day event will feature three all-alumni panels, a networking lunch, and pre-arranged, 30-minute, one-on-one meetings between current trainees and alumni. The overarching goal of the event is to generate networking and mentorship opportunities that will help current trainees make an informed and confident career transition, whether that is within or outside the walls of academia.
The program will take place in the Gordon Center seminar room (301). You may attend any or all of the event components:
9:30 - 10:20 am "The Faculty Tracks: Public, Private, R1, Liberal Arts"
10:30 - 11:20 am "Trajectories Outside of Academia"
11:30 - 12:20 pm "Careers in Data Science"
12:30 - 1:20 pm NETWORKING LUNCHEON: faculty, trainees, and alumni are welcome
1:30 - 3:30 pm Pre-arranged one-on-one meetings between trainees and alumni.*
*All one-on-one meetings have been scheduled and sign-up for these has now closed.
Participating alumni panelists are listed on the myCHOICE website HERE.
This year’s trainee liaison is Sophia Carryl, second year student in the Committee on Evolutionary Biology. Sophia is an aspiring neuroendocrinologist who studies the evolution of social and reproductive behaviors. She is currently working at the Lincoln Park Zoo with Dr. Rachel Santymire. She will be responsible for moderating the panel discussions; please feel free to discuss the event with her and suggest questions for our alumni guests.
In the morning prior to the event (8:30 – 9:20 am), an alumni-only breakfast will be hosted by the Medical and Biological Sciences Alumni Association. All local alumni will be invited to this breakfast and to stay for as much of the day as is possible.