Career Conversations Hour: REEES Alumni on non-academic professions

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Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 4:30pm to 5:45pm
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Event description: 

Wondering what a career related to Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies might look like, and how to pursue it successfully? Come hear alums from several REEESNe institutions (large and small, public and private) talk about how their studies of this part of the world prepared them for non-academic professions and how they have navigated careers in areas ranging from development and investing to government accountability, from journalism to environmental and human rights non-profits. This hour-long webinar (4:30-5:30 Eastern) will include presentations from alumni, a student Q&A session with the speakers, and a resume/C.V. session to help you think about how to position yourself for different types of careers. Stay for an optional additional Q&A (5:30-5:45) to learn more about how the speakers have crafted their own job application materials. The webinar is intended mostly for undergraduate and masters-level students in REEESNe institutions, a network of universities and colleges in the northeastern United States administered through Yale’s REEES program, but is open to any students, faculty, and administrators who care to join by registering here: https://bit.ly/3iO4tVB
Featured speakers:
Austin Barvin (Analyst, US Government Accountability Office)
Dawn Seckler (Director of Development, Bridgeway Capital)
Aliya Uteuova (Environmental Justice/Data Journalist, The Guardian)
Kate Watters (Co-founder & Executive Director, Crude Accountability)

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Free but register in advance