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Explore and Expand your STEM Career Options

You have a skill set and a knowledge base that make you a highly attractive candidate to employers in industry, government, education and nonprofit sectors. In today’s career landscape, STEM professionals have the option to move between sectors at various stages of your career. This workshop provides an overview of your STEM career options and a strategy for translating your skills and experience into the professional opportunities you desire. This workshop encourages you to be in the driver’s seat of your career, making career moves based on your interests and personal goals, even when those goals may be not neatly fit into a traditional career trajectory.


Fatimah Williams, Ph.D. is the CEO of Beyond the Tenure Track, a professional development and career-planning firm that prepares graduate students, faculty, and PhDs for high-quality careers and leadership roles. As a global speaker and strategy coach, her professional development guidance has been featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Education, Scientific American, University Affairs, numerous podcasts, and her book Be Bold: Launch Your Job Search or Career Change with Confidence. 

Dr. Williams holds a doctorate in Cultural Anthropology from Rutgers University and bachelor’s degrees in Foreign Affairs and African American Studies from the University of Virginia. Awarded the nationally competitive Consortium for Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship, Dr. Williams also serves as chair of the Workshops Committee of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology and is a member of the Graduate Career Consortium and the National Postdoctoral Association. Additionally, she is a former Associate Director of Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholar Advising at the University of Pennsylvania Career Services.

To book Fatimah Williams, Ph.D. to speak at your next event, contact her at [email protected].

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