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Alum Zoom: 5 Career Questions with a Duke Ph.D.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Sarah Diringer, Ph.D.Please join us for a summer series of short, focused career conversations with former Duke PhD students and postdocs. On May 26, our guest is Sarah Diringer, PhD '16 (Civil & Environmental Engineering). Sarah is currently Senior Researcher with the Pacific Institute, a research nonprofit in the Bay Area.

5 Questions:
1.  Can you tell us about your background?
2.  How did you get your job at Pacific Institute?
3.  What's a typical day like  at Pacific Institute (pre- and post-COVID)?
4.  What can postdocs and students who would like to work in this field (or explore it further) do to prepare?
5.  What is the employment outlook for this field, given the COVID crisis? (please note that the answer to this question may be "we don't know yet")

A link with Zoom meeting details will be sent to confirmed registrants. The Alum Zoom Series is sponsored by the Duke Office of Postdoctoral Services and The Graduate School. Questions? Contact Dr. Melissa Bostrom, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Professional Development, at

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Event Category

  • Professional Development
  • Professional Adaptability
  • PhD Career Paths
  • Professional Development Series