This April we (in partnership with Princeton Career Services, ADI @ the Graduate School, and the GSG Events Board) held a panel on non-academic career paths possible with a PhD from Princeton. We brought recent Princeton PhD alumnae in the fields of Data Science, Government and Policy, Science Communication, Quantitative Research, and Finance to answer questions on applying for jobs and transitioning out of academia. Almost fifty PhD students attended the event to learn more about careers in these fields.
Members (Rachel Connor, Gillian Kopp, Justine Atkins, and Zoe Volenec) attended Stuart County Day School’s 2019 Lead like a Girl Day on April 6th, 2019. They sat on a panel titled “Research Like a Girl: Graduate Women in STEM” and answered questions related to their paths to graduate school, how they overcame difficulties along the way, and how they created effective mentorship networks.
Our 2018 Climate Report on Gender Issues for Graduate Students at Princeton University has been completed and is now available online. We have sent the report out to select University administration and all department directors of graduate studies, and we are currently in the process of disseminating the report to all graduate students and remaining faculty. Our group has already met with University administration members from offices such as SHARE, Title IX, Office of the Provost, and the Graduate School to discuss the report results, and we plan to present the report at Princeton’s Research Day and meet with departmental women in STEM groups for further discussion.
This summer we are writing up the results of our survey (administered to graduate students in spring 2018 to provide a quantitative assessment of gender issues faced by graduate students at Princeton University) into a report for University and department administration. This survey complements our 2015 Climate Report which solicited personal stories from women in STEM departments at Princeton regarding their experiences within their department climates. Be on the look out for our report (coming out this fall) !
We are the Princeton Women in STEM Leadership Council, a group of graduate student and postdoc women interested in advocacy and effecting policy changes relating to issues facing women in STEM at Princeton. Our group works closely with university administrators to create a more inclusive environment at Princeton.