Come hear Chemistry PhD alumnus, Matthew Luchansky talk on "Industrial careers in chemistry: My story and the UIUC-to-industry transition."
Transitioning from the life of a graduate student to the role of a PhD in industry is equal parts rewarding, challenging, and eye-opening. I will discuss my experience gleaned from moving from academia directly into industrial R&D, adding tips from my experience as a PhD recruiter and hiring manager at PPG. Though there are aspects of PPG’s work environment and approach to innovation that are unique, I will add general insights into job searches, career advancement, and keys to success within industry. During this seminar, I will highlight the types of opportunities that are available after graduation, as well as describe common pitfalls that I have observed from evaluating both applicants and new hires.