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Bright Futures for STEM Graduates

The 8th Annual Post-Ph.D. Panel helped prepare undergraduates for careers in STEM fields.

As part of their mission to prepare undergraduate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and behavioral science students for direct-entry into Ph.D. programs, the Minority Access to Research Careers and Initiative for Maximizing Student Development programs held their 8th Annual Post-Ph.D. Panel on April 18.

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Members of Minority Access to Research Careers pose with mentors.

This year, nine Ph.D.s from academia and industry participated in the STEM outreach event to mentor dozens SDSU's students from the College of Sciences and the College of Engineering.

Many of the participants received academic and financial support, as well as training and mentoring from the  programs.

Successful panelists

This year’s panel included six SDSU alumni, two current SDSU post-doctoral students and one SDSU lecturer. Panelists answered undergraduate student questions and provided advice on how to obtain a Ph.D., choose the right career path and balance school, work and family.

The event had more than 60 undergraduates in attendance who took advantage of the opportunity to learn about life and employment after graduate school.

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