On October 31st, 2017, Policy Bridge will join forces with the Duke Career Center to host a workshop for PhD candidates interested in policy careers. We will cover resume writing, job search tips, and policy career pathways for doctoral graduates. Career counselors Jennifer Levy and Dave McDonald will discuss strategies for leveraging doctoral expertise outside the academic world, from government to nonprofit and private sector options.

Following the workshop, there will be a panel discussion featuring four practitioners with state-level, national, and international experience:

  • Jennifer McGinnis works in the North Carolina General Assembly as a Staff Attorney and Senior Legislative Analyst.
  • Aubrey (Justin) Kirkpatrick worked as an economist at the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) and is a current PhD Fellow at the Duke University Energy Initiative.
  • Doug Heron is Duke’s Assistant Vice President for Government Relations.
  • Arnold Chacon served as a career Foreign Service officer, most recently as the Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources at the State Department. He is currently Duke’s Diplomat in Residence.

When? October 31st from 2-3:30 pm

Where? Sanford School of Public Policy; Rhodes 223

Lunch will be served. Please RSVP here.