For biochemistry PhD alumnus Frederick Porter, graduate school was a start to a second phase in his career.
Steven Wright came to the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2012 to pursue his MFA in creative writing.
Graduating with a doctorate in astronomy from UW–Madison in 2000, Keivan Stassun has built a career dedicated to advancing our understanding of the cosmos through research, teaching, and outreach.
As a college senior, Mark Stanley possessed a clear sense of purpose. On his résumé, he wrote that his “career objective” was to become a lighting designer for a major dance company.
For UW–Madison alumnus Gerardo Mancilla, PhD, scholarly pursuits, cultural identity, and community involvement are deeply interconnected, and have shaped his path to becoming Edgewood College’s new Director of Education Administration and Leadership.
Soprano Jamie-Rose Guarrine calls opera an “Olympic event.” Each performance is a physical feat, the extension of an unamplified voice into every corner of a concert hall for as many as three hours on end.
There are careers in science that incorporate both hard work and enjoyment, says Gregory Richards, an assistant professor of biological sciences at the University of Wisconsin–Parkside.
One of Matthew Desmond’s projects that started during his PhD in the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Department of Sociology culminated in his recent New York Times bestselling book “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City”.
For Idella Yamben, co-designer and consultant for the Ideadvance Seed Fund at UW–Extension, it wasn’t until graduate school that she realized she needed to take a harder look at her career path.
Hilary Shager’s career path has always put her at the bridge between academia and public policy — and that’s right where she feels at home.