2023 Doctoral Career Pathways Conference

Doctoral Career Pathways Conference 2023 logo

Through a joint collaboration between the Graduate School and the Center for Career and Professional Success (CCPS), this first-ever virtual event brings together doctoral alumni, recent doctoral graduates, and current doctoral students to explore the diverse career pathways available to those with doctoral degrees.

The event features panels of doctoral alumni focused on the following: non-profits/foundations, the federal government, biotech/pharma, international/world issues, data science, postdoctoral careers, education, communications/marketing, policy/advocacy, research careers (Social Sciences), research careers (STEM), start-ups/entrepreneurship, academia, health and consulting.

How to Prepare for Alumni Career Panels                                         

  1. Create or update your LinkedIn (see best practices from the Academic Designer here).
  2. Register for the CV/Resume Review portion of the conference (with Nicole Johnson) on Howard University’s Handshake site.
  3. Read this document to take full advantage of career panels.
  4. Get to know the panelists by clicking on the panel links below (most are on LinkedIn).
  5. Use your networking skills to connect with the speakers or other colleagues.

Doctoral Career Pathways Conference 2023 – Schedule

Monday, March 27, 2023

11:00 AM – Academia panel

  • Dr Paula D. McClain
  • Dr Kehbuma Langmia
  • Dr Ewa Unoke
  • Dr LaShawn Harris
  • Dr Kendra R. Parker
  • Dr Kevin Emmanuel Scriber, II.

12:15 PM – Federal government

  • Dr Sean Goliday
  • Dr Ray Crawford
  • Dr Tiffany Hamelin Cabrera
  • Dr DaNa Carlis
  • Dr Darryl Smith

1:30 PM – Nonprofits

  • Dr Camonia Graham-Tutt
  • Dr Samélia Okpodu-Pyuzza
  • Dr Neosho Ponder

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

11:00 AM – Education

  • Dr Allessia Owens-King
  • Dr Rhea Roper Nedd
  • Dr ReShone Moore
  • Dr Kendall Williams
  • Dr. Ada Vilageliu Diaz

12:15 PM – STEM Research

  • Dr Laricca London
  • Dr Ebony Madden
  • Dr Shauna Castor
  • Dr Lakeshia Legette Jones
  • Dr Felisha Lawrence
  • Dr Adana Llanos
  • Dr Junia Beaubrun

1:30 PM – Data Science/Cybersecurity

  • Dr Abdulhamid Adebayo
  • Dr Lawrence Gray
  • Dr Andres Alarcón Ramirez
  • Revell Brice Bell

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Resume/CV Review Appointments (with Nicole Johnson)

These are 30-minute appointments for our career advisors to give you feedback and provide recommendations for improving your resume. Below are some instructions to schedule the appointment on Handshake. All appointments are virtual and held over Zoom. 

 

  1. Please visit howard.joinhandshake.com/appointments
  2. Select "Appointment".
  3. Select Appoint Type : Experiential Learning
  4. Select Doctoral Student Resume
  5. Once approved, a confirmation email will be sent with a link to attend your zoom meeting

If you have any questions contact nicole.johnson1@howard.edu.

11:00 AM – International issues

  • Dr Chika Esiobu
  • Dr Lakeisha Harrison
  • Dr. Ashleigh Brown-Grier
  • Donald M. Brown Jr.

12:15 PM – Policy and Advocacy

  • Dr Michelle Hawkins
  • Dr Alisa Valentin
  • Dr Dominique Harrison
  • Dr DeAnna Nara

1:30 PM – Communication and Marketing

  • Dr Jarilyn Shree Conner
  • Dr Shaun Fletcher
  • Dr Kimberly Henderson
  • Dr Nickesia Gordon
  • Dr Bridgett P. Robertson

8:00 PM - Alumni and Doctoral Student Networking Event with Dr. Landy Whatley and Dean Dana Williams

  • Dr Vernon Ruffin
  • Dr. Asha Rizer
  • Dr Olivia Geneus
  • Dr Validmir Geneus
  • Dr Christian Geneus

Thursday, March 30, 2023

10:00 AM - Doctoral Program Preparation: A Guide for Undergrads (with Nicole Johnson/Miriam Okine Davies)

11:00 AM – Postdoctoral

  • Dr Chloe Martin
  • Dr Monique Lewis
  • Dr Kar’retta Venable

12:15 PM – Social science research

  • Dr Cerise Glenn
  • Dr Rodney Terry
  • Dr. Michelle Dovil

1:30 PM – Start-ups and Entrepreneurial

  • Dr Charmaine Warren
  • Dr Arielle Miller
  • Dr Brandale Mills Cox

3:00 PM. - Career Support for Doctoral students (with Nicole Johnson)

Friday, March 31, 2023

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Resume/CV Review Appointments (with Nicole Johnson)

These are 30-minute appointments for our career advisors to give you feedback and provide recommendations for improving your resume. Below are some instructions to schedule the appointment on Handshake. All appointments are virtual and held over Zoom. 

 

  1. Please visit howard.joinhandshake.com/appointments
  2. Select "Appointment".
  3. Select Appoint Type : Experiential Learning
  4. Select Doctoral Student Resume
  5. Once approved, a confirmation email will be sent with a link to attend your zoom meeting

If you have any questions contact nicole.johnson1@howard.edu.

11:00 AM – Health careers

  • Dr Areej Alamer
  • Dr Vanessa Montalvo Reddins
  • Dr Sean Upshaw
  • Dr Georica Gholson
  • Dr Damian M.G. Elias

12:15 PM – Consulting

  • Dr Charnetta Gadling-Cole
  • Dr Joanna Jenkins
  • Dr Jasmin Goodman
  • Dr Anika Sandy-Hanson
  • Dr Curtis Kidd Telemaque
  • Dr Brandon Gaitan
  • Dr Shantelle Lucas

1:30 PM - Biotech/Pharma

  • Dr Tanjinatus Oishi
  • Dr Harriet Kamendi
  • Dr Aleshia Dobbins
  • Dr. Jillian Davis Morgan