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2021 Winter Pathways to Success Symposium

January 28 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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Dates: January 27 – 28, 2021

Registration: https://www.bit.ly/2021WinterP2S
Zoom: Complete registration to receive session Zoom links

Pathways to Success is the Graduate School’s framework for helping graduate and professional students and postdoctoral scholars be successful in their research and scholarship, and establish necessary skills for their future careers.

The Winter P2S Series is a professional development opportunity for doctoral, professional degree, and research master’s students and postdoctoral scholars that will provide participants with information and tools useful for their time at Cornell and beyond. Participants may register for an individual session or all sessions offered within this four-part series.

P2S Symposium Agenda

January 27, 2021

Session I – Adapting Professionally: Finding Direction in a Changing World
11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST

Session Summary: Learning the skill of adaptation is foundational to our ability to find success both personally and professionally.  And how we respond to change, challenge, and set-back are ultimately what creates resilience.  Because we are in a dynamic, ever-changing world that has recently magnified the impact of additional external stressors, such as the double pandemic, this is the perfect time for a conversation about the intersectionality of our professional identity and strategies for how to adapt professionally.  Whether you have a position secured, or are seeing fewer employment options in the future, join us for an expert-driven discussion panel discussion.

P2S Focus Area: Build Your Skills – Balance & Resilience

Session II – How to Strategically Prepare for Multiple Career Pathways 
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm EST

Session Summary:  Are you thinking about going into academia or beyond? Do you know which skillsets will be valued and how to tell your story? Whichever career pathway you are thinking of pursuing, the session will help you think about the timing and how to prepare yourself for success.

P2S Focus Area: Prepare for Your Career

January 28, 2021

Session III – Exploring and Preparing for Faculty Careers with an International Lens
11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST

Session Summary: Join us for a panel discussion with international and domestic Cornell postdocs, graduate students, and alumni on their experiences seeking faculty careers in the U.S. and abroad.

P2S Focus Area: Prepare for Your Career

Session IV – Getting Your Foot in the Door
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm EST

Session Summary: Join us for a panel discussion with alumni and other professionals who will share how they got their foot in the door to explore unexpected pathways for their career success. This discussion will also include an exploration of some of the key resources, strategies, and opportunities that helped them in their decision-making processes.

P2S Focus Area: Prepare for Your Career

EVENT SPONSORS: The Graduate School, English Language Support Office (ELSO), Career Services, and the Office of Postdoctoral Studies.

Participating Graduate School Offices: Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement, Academic and Student Affairs, Graduate Student Life, Careers Beyond Academia, Future Faculty and Academic Careers, and the Big Red Barn.


January 28
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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