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Ph.D. Connections Conference: Keynote Speaker—Melanie Sinche

April 5, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT

Keynote Speaker

Melanie Sinche, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, the Director of the Career Development Center, and the Executive Director of the Women’s Leadership Center at the University of Saint Joseph

Melanie Sinche currently serves as the interim assistant dean for academic affairs, the director of the Career Development Center, and the executive director of the Women’s Leadership Center at the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) in West Hartford, Connecticut, where she works with university undergraduate and graduate students to help them achieve their career goals. Prior to joining USJ, she served as Director of Education at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington, CT, developing programs for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows and assisting all trainees with career transitions. Melanie is the author of Next Gen Ph.D.: A Guide to Career Paths in Science, published by Harvard University Press in August 2016. While working on Next Gen Ph.D., she served as a senior research associate in the Labor and Worklife Program at the Harvard Law School, where she conducted survey research on careers for Ph.D.s in science. She also served as the founding director of the FAS Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at Harvard University, held the same position at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as a consultant to the National Institutes of Health in building the first NIH Career Center for over 9,000 intramural trainees.

Melanie began her career as a graduate student peer advisor in the University of Michigan’s Career Center and is thrilled to be reconnecting with U-M. Melanie received her bachelor’s degree from Colgate University, and graduate degrees from the University of Michigan and North Carolina State University. She is a National Certified Counselor with a career development focus on Ph.D.s.

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The Ph.D. Connections Conference is co-sponsored by the University Career Center, Rackham Graduate School, and the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at the University of Michigan Medical School. For more information about the conference visit the website.


April 5, 2021
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
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