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A Brave New World: Finding a Non-Academic Job
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Join Dr. Richard Kurz, the Director of Graduate Student Career Development, in a career webinar on how to leverage your graduate degree to get the right job.

A Brave New World: Finding a Non-Academic Job

Date           December 14, 2010 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST (10:00 am to 11:00 am pst)

Location    Webinar for Alumni (access by Internet and phone)

Contact      For additional information, email [email protected]

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Dr. Richard Kurz, Director of Graduate Student Career Development, Center for Career Education

You've graduated with a PhD or Master's Degree, either recently or long ago, and you've been entrenched in the academic environment for some time. But now you find yourself considering non-academic employment, a major departure from your previous experience. What do you do now? Join this seminar, conducted by two experienced higher education PhD and Master's Degree advisors, to learn more about the common types of non-academic employment options that academics pursue and to highlight how you might market the skills and knowledge you've gained from your studies as well as your previous employment experience.  

About Dr. Kurz: Dr. Richard Kurz is the Director of the Graduate Student Career Development department at Columbia University’s Center for Career Education, where he designs, directs, and delivers career education programming to approximately 6,000 PhD and Masters students. Prior to joining Columbia’s Center for Career Education, Dr. Kurz held various responsibilities as Director in the debt capital markets division of Credit Suisse First Boston and as Vice President in international and corporate banking at Chemical Bank. Dr. Kurz earned his PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science in International Relations, specializing in International Political Economy. While completing his research and dissertation, Dr. Kurz taught in the Masters Degree program at LSE and worked as an independent consultant advising UK corporations on rating agency issues. On returning to New York, he volunteered as a counselor and was named interim Assistant Director in the Office of Career Services at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs. He was also appointed a Visiting Scholar by the Institute for the Study of Europe, also at Columbia. 

Dr. Kurz also holds a Masters in International Affairs degree from the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), where he specialized in International Finance and Banking. He received his BA degree with High Honors from Swarthmore College, majoring in Political Science, English Literature, and History.


Registration for Webinar: Registering for this webinar is free - simply click on the red "Register Now" button below. You must be a Columbia University alum or student to register.  After completing registration, you will receive an automatic confirmation email. Approximately one week prior to the seminar, you will receive a separate email specifying steps to complete registration, which requires you to register with our webinar service, GoToWebinar. Upon completion of this second step, GoToWebinar will automatically send you a link to log on to the seminar on the scheduled day. Please note that this link is unique to you - please save it as CCE is unable to generate the link. Finally, to join the webinar, in addition to the unique link, you will need a computer, Internet access, and speakers/microphone attached to your computer or a telephone. For more information on how the webinars work, please visit this link.



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