Building a Career in Child and Family Policy: From Master’s to PhD and Beyond
Gayane Baziyants, Liza Rodler and Adam Stanaland
Join us to learn from current MPP and PhD students about what their experiences looked like between undergrad and graduate work, why they decided to go back to school, how they figured out what to go back to school for, and what being a graduate student/postdoc is like. We will be joined by Gayane Baziyants, currently pursuing a PhD in public policy; Maya Escueta, postdoctoral associate at Sanford working on the NICHD-funded Baby's First Years project; Liza Rodler, currently pursuing an MPP with a concentration in social policy; and Adam Stanaland, currently pursuing a joint PhD in psychology and public policy. Between them, they have work experience at the NYC Department of Education, Child Trends, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, and MEF Associates, as well as international research experience. Between them, they have work experience at the NYC Department of Education, Child Trends, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, and MEF Associates, as well as international research experience. This speaker series is for Duke students who want to learn more about careers in child and family policy. Meetings are designed to help students explore the wide range of job opportunities and careers available in the field of child and family policy while creating a network of students who share their professional interests. At weekly meetings, we will discuss how to forge a career in policy by speaking with people doing policy work in education, health, juvenile justice, child welfare, economic security, and other areas. Learn from people who went straight into policy jobs, pursued law school, joined Teach for America, or have made a careers in academia. Speakers will talk about how they got started, about the turns they took along the way, and what they have enjoyed most. They will also share tips for launching your career and what they look for when hiring. Boxed lunch will be served. Please register here: bit.ly/ccfpcareertalks.