The third annual Equity in the Job Search Symposium will take place on February 15, 2019.

 
 

Members of the Yale community will gather to learn strategies for success during all stages of the job search process, learn about implicit gender bias, discuss Yale's ongoing diversity initiatives, and brainstorm strategies for working toward a more diverse and inclusive campus.


Schedule of Events

Breakfast

Morning Session

Keynote Speaker 2019

  Dr. Laura Hunter    Associate Diversity Officer and Coordinator of Faculty Development at the University of Arizona

Dr. Laura Hunter

Associate Diversity Officer and Coordinator of Faculty Development at the University of Arizona

Laura Hunter, PhD, is the Associate Diversity Officer and Coordinator of Faculty Development at the University of Arizona. She earned her PhD in sociology at the University of Arizona and was a Moreau Academic Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Notre Dame. Her research has focused on unconscious bias against women in STEM fields, and another line of her research investigates gender differences in faculty careers. Since returning to the University of Arizona in 2013, Dr. Hunter has worked to better recruit, retain, and support underrepresented faculty, as well as provide educational workshops on unconscious bias, including how it impacts hiring, evaluations, and the student experience. By educating others about potential biases, she hopes to ultimately reduce the impact of these biases to create more inclusive, equitable workplaces and campuses.   

 
 

Moderated Panel- Promoting Equity from the Inside

The panelists will discuss how they continue to improve diversity at different levels through their roles, and how attendees can impact their future work spaces and effectively increase inclusivity and diversity

Moderated Panel- Building Mentoring Relationships for the Job Search

The panelists will discuss techniques to develop supportive and equitable mentoring relationships, particularly focusing on strategies for identifying and cultivating a mentorship team for support throughout the academic or non-academic job search.

Lunch Break

Round-table discussions


Afternoon Session

Moderated Panel- Being International: Locating Borders within Academia

The panelists will discuss how to transition between academic and, to a lesser degree, industry jobs in different countries; how this affects the geography of future prospects; and other unique issues faced by non-US residents and undocumented individuals. 

Navigating the Academic Job Search

Navigating the Non-Academic Job Search

Gender Bias in Written Communications

Negotiation


To learn more, read the Yale SEAS article on the symposium, check out last year’s event page, and read more about past speakers here.