It’s All in the Translation: Finding Success and Happiness Beyond the Academy with Chris Caterine

Mar 28, 2022, 12:00 pm1:30 pm
Frist Campus Center MPR and Livestreamed, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States


Event Description
For academics, work is often more than a way to pay the bills: it is a vocation. Even thinking about a career change therefore causes many of us to experience an acute identity crisis—something Chris Caterine experienced first-hand when he left the professoriate to work for a global consulting firm. During this practicum, Chris draws on lessons from his book Leaving Academia to help you disentangle your sense of self from your academic career and to develop strategies for demonstrating the relevance of your professional experience to employers in other sectors.

Lunch will be provided, and Princeton Graduate Students who register and attend will receive a copy of Chris's book.

Princeton Graduate Students, Faculty and Staff, register here:

All others, please register here:

Lunch & Free professional headshots available during this time for graduate students, as are a range of other opportunities!

Meet with Representatives from:
Princeton University Press
Princeton Podcasters Network
Princeton University Library
Mentor Collective
Princeton Entrepreneurship Council
Eagleton Institute of Politics
Office of Technology Licensing
Innovation Corps
Princeton Research Day
Social Impact Fellowship Program
PACE Center for Civic Engagement

One on One Consultations With:
Steven Gump, Associate Director of Fellowship Advising
Denise Valenti, Staff Writer, Office of Communications
Carol Barash *89 (English)
LinkedIn Consultations with Sarah Viner & Traci Basaman from LinkedIn
Joe Tylka *19 (Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering)

This event is part of the GradFutures Forum. This multi-day professional development conference was established in 2020 and brings together graduate students, graduate alumni, thought leaders, authors, and industry experts from around the country and the globe.

With dozens of engaging keynote speakers, skill-building workshops, and networking sessions, the goal of the Forum is to expose graduate students to diverse career options within and beyond the academy, share inspirational stories and practical advice-- and facilitate connections and community. For more information and the full schedule of events, visit


To request accommodations for this or any event, please contact the organizer or James M. Van Wyck at least 3 working days prior to the event.