Registration Now Open Atlanta, GA September 20-23, 2017

2017 Tapia Conference

What No One Ever Told You About You About Searching for a Post-Grad School Job

Friday, September 22, 2017 — 1:30PM - 3:00PM



There are many career options available for individuals with graduate degrees in computer science and related fields. However, many graduate students only receive job search advice from their advisors and committee members —faculty members at research-focused institutions. This panel will allow you to hear the personal experiences and opinions of recent graduates who have survived this confusing job search process. The panelists have each volunteered to share the “behind the scenes” story of how they got to where they are today and answer audience questions such as: How did you decide which jobs to apply to? How many jobs did you actually apply to? How did your balance the needs of your family and your career? Did you manage to get any other work done while applying and interviewing for jobs? What would you do differently if you were going back and starting your search all over again?

Panel Organizers:
Madeline E. Smith, Colgate University
Robin N. Brewer, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Nicholas Chen, Microsoft
Carolina Fuentes, University of Nottingham
Jeremy T. Barksdale, Microsoft