Equity and Inclusion Session: The Choice is Yours: Practice vs. Academia?

Thursday, November 7, 2019: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
Plaza Building: Concourse Level, Plaza Court 3 (Sheraton Denver Downtown)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Moderator:  Ene Ikpede, American University
Speakers:  Sonia Rogers, University Health Systems, Brian Y. An, University of Tennessee, Vivian Gonz├ílez Cueto, Florida International University and Sade Bonilla, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

The first step in your career is to determine which path you will take. While many policy students are encouraged toward an academic career, it is not right for everyone. This panel will pull together recent graduates to discuss how they chose their career path. Participants will share stories about how they came to their decision about practice versus academia, lessons learned in while on the job market, tips for success while on the job and the steps they took prepare themselves for the job market.