Join The Graduate School for a series of conversations with alumni reflecting on the role that their Duke education played in their careers, facilitated by faculty and current students. These 30-minute virtual conversations focus on six key questions:
- Tell us about your background. What was your path to your current role?
- Can you tell us about your organization and describe a typical day for a Ph.D.-level hire?
- What do you see as the value that doctoral training has added to your professional trajectory?
- Beyond strong research skills, what other skills, experience and/or training are important for success in your field?
- Are there any skills, training, or experiences you wish you’d had in graduate school to prepare you for your current career path?
- What can students who would like to work in this field (or explore it further) do to prepare?
Senior Leadership Insights: A Conversation with Richard Colvin, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer, bluebird bio
Tuesday, February 27, 2:00 to 2:30 pm
What leadership challenges lie in the gene therapy industry? Join us for a conversation with M.D. and microbiology & immunology Ph.D. alumnus Richard Colvin to hear what leadership looks like at the intersection of medicine and business. Dr. Colvin will be joined in conversation by Dr. Christopher Kontos, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Medical Science Training Program.
Senior Leadership Insights: A Conversation with Jothy Rosenberg, Ph.D., Executive Chairman, Dover Microsystems
Monday, October 23, 11:00 to 11:30 am
How does a self-described "incorrigible entrepreneur" build a career that begins in academia and leads to founding nine companies? Join us for a conversation with computer science Ph.D. alumnus Jothy Rosenberg, who lives by the motto "Who says I can't?" in his professional and personal endeavors. Dr. Rosenberg will be joined in conversation by Dr. Rong Ge, Cue Family Associate Professor of Computer Science and Director of Graduate Studies, with time for attendee questions.
Recordings of Past Events
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We welcome suggestions of other Graduate School alumni in leadership roles to be featured in future events.