The International Society for Optics and Photonics
CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics
The mission of SPIE Student Chapter is to advance an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light and provide professional development opportunities for UCF students.

SPIE Symposium 2011: "Life After Grad School"

Every year the SPIE student chapter at UCF hosts a symposium for graduate students in science and technology related fields located in the southeast US region featuring invited talks and a panel discussion. The theme for this year’s panel will be “life after grad school” and focus on the three most common transitions after grad school - to a career in industry, to a career in academia and research labs, and to entrepreneurship and start-ups.

Are you a graduate student in science or engineering wondering how life will be after grad school? How do we go about building a successful academic research career? What will it be like transitioning to the first job in the industry? Have an amazing idea, but what else does it take to be a successful technological entrepreneur? Are you looking to work in an optics related field and would like to discuss the trends in the optics industry?

If yes, then this is the symposium for you! We will be discussing all of these topics and more with our invited speakers and panelists. We invite all graduate students in science and engineering related fields to participate and benefit from this event. The symposium will be particularly beneficial to senior graduate students with an interest in optics related fields. Others, including undergraduates and research scientists, keen on being a part of the discussions are welcome to join as well.

Posted Friday, May 20, 2011

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