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MCGuinness to Participating in NextProf Nexus Program
MSE Ph.D. student Emily McGuiness will be attending the NextProf Nexus program for students hoping to establish a career in academia. The various demands and expectations of holding a professorship can be daunting. That’s one reason Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering partnered with the University of Michigan and University of California at Berkeley to establish the NeztProf Nexus program three years ago. The national mentoring workshop focuses on equipping senior-level Ph.D. candidates, postdoctoral researchers, and early-career scientists and researchers with the tools they need to succeed in academia. The initiative is also in place to help diversify the next generation of academic leaders.
This year’s event, which will be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on October 9-11, will include 11 members of the Georgia Tech community, including McGuiness. The group will learn about the academic job market, meet potential mentors, attend panel discussions, and gain a better understanding of how to build successful research programs. After the workshop, the participants are also provided information on current faculty searches, including those at the three partner institutions.