The Office of Graduate Education

Graduate Professional Week Day 5: Doing it My Way - Creating Your Own Career

Friday, October 07, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Performance Hall JO 2.604

“Doing it my way”: creating your own job

with special guest speaker Jean-luc Doumont

When Jean-luc Doumont embarked on a career in scientific communication, many of his friends commented, “I did not know such a job existed,” while potential clients wondered, “you’re an engineer and a physicist: how could you possibly have expertise in communication?” Since then, he has delivered lectures and workshops on all continents but Antarctica, and has a hard time keeping up with the ever growing demand. In this career talk, Jean-luc will reflect on twenty-five years as a lone ranger: the path that led him to his choices and successes, the joys and pains of doing things his way, and his own approach to work–life balance. He is an engineer from the Louvain School of Engineering and a PhD in applied physics from Stanford University.

For more information contact:
Lila Foroutan
[email protected]