Strengths of International Scientists and Scholars for Professional Success

Mar 31, 2022, 12:00 pm1:30 pm
Betts Auditorium and Live-streamed, Architecture Building
N-09, Ground Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540, United States
Event Description
International scientists and scholars in the United States lead multifaceted lives despite challenges such as immigration and separation from social support systems. The distinct facets of the lives of international PhDs, beyond domain expertise and work ethics, deserve a spotlight.

In this session, Dr. Sonali Majumdar will focus on distinct strengths, that international graduate students and professionals develop through lived experiences, which are valuable for professional success in diverse careers. She will highlight how to leverage storytelling to identify, acknowledge and communicate such experiential strengths. This will inspire international scientists and scholars to broaden perceived personal and professional realm of possibilities and continue exercising the power of choice amid any constraints of circumstances.

This session is inspired by Sonali’s article on Inside Higher Ed on strengths of international PhDs.

Princeton Graduate Students, Faculty and Staff, register here:

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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.

In 2021, there were more than 3,600 attendees, 60+ speakers from across academia and industry, and 30+ sessions. The event is free and open to the public.

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