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PIEP 2012 Informational Interviewing

Postdoc Industry Exploration Program (PIEP)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 from 5:45 PM to 7:30 PM (PDT)

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Date: Wednesday, April 18 2012

Location: Stanley Hall, Room 105


5:45-6:15      Vegetarian food and refreshments

6:15-7:30      Mark Friedfeld discusses Information Interviewing


Planning and carrying out an informational interview is one of the best ways to explore career options, answer questions you may have about your career choice, and gain feedback and advice about how to succeed in your chosen profession. Mark Friedfeld will help you learn how to build contacts and execute an informational interview. This skill is an absolutely must-have for today’s job search in industry and will be useful for any PIEP site-visit follow-up with company employees. 


About Mark:

With a background in law, marketing and admissions, Mark joined Haas in 2001 after working for the MBA program at the University of Maryland. Following judicial clerkships in Alaska and attorney positions in Washington, D.C., he entered the business world by joining the Princeton Review, where he taught students, trained instructors, designed courses and served in various corporate roles including Special Project Manager and Director of Marketing. Mark’s roles at Haas have included Account Manager for the Financial Services and Real Estate industries, Marketing Manager, and Assistant Director for Career Advising and Programing.  As a career advisor, Mark works with all students but has a particular focus in financial services.

Have questions about PIEP 2012 Informational Interviewing? Contact Postdoc Industry Exploration Program (PIEP)

When & Where

Stanley Hall, Room 105
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 from 5:45 PM to 7:30 PM (PDT)

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Postdoc Industry Exploration Program (PIEP)

Are you considering a career outside academia and wondering what it is like to work in industry? The Postdoc Industry Exploration Program (PIEP) gives postdocs a rare glimpse inside Bay Area Life Science companies. By transporting participants to PIEP partner companies, postdocs learn about the company, current industry trends, and career paths for Ph.D.s. via speaker presentations, panel discussions, and facility tours.  Most importantly, postdocs network and make key connections with company employees in a small group setting.

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