Instagram School of Hustle
Aug
14
11:00am11:00am

Instagram School of Hustle

A day-long, immersive educational event for 200 hand-selected entrepreneurs and small business owners, presented by Hedley & Bennett and Instagram. Through a series of panel discussions, hands-on workshops and networking opportunities, attendees will learn how to leverage Instagram to grow their businesses, best practices for creating successful collaborations, and more.

Instagram and Hedley & Bennett have curated an all-star lineup of business leaders across industries to speak on panels and share insights, including:                                                                                                                                                

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Fashion Institute of Technology
Jun
13
7:30am 7:30am

Fashion Institute of Technology

The Future of Brands

The FIT Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management Master's Degree Program - Class of 2017 - Annual Capstone Presentation - "The Future of Brands." 

A think tank of innovative leadership, the program provides advanced education for emerging executives, fostering both creative and analytical business skills. Students obtain a global perspective through field studies in multiple overseas markets. Through academic and experiential learning and an Executive Mentor Program, the curriculum facilitates the development of empathic leaders with the objective of shepherding brands that are global corporate citizens with products that delight and inspire the consumer.

You can watch me moderate the question and answer session starting at 1:04:00 here

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Fast Company Innovation Festival
Nov
1
to Nov 4

Fast Company Innovation Festival

This fall, The Fast Company Innovation Festival will bring these extraordinary personalities together for surprising talks, hands-on workshops, unexpected performances and behind-the-scenes tours designed to inspire creativity and innovation.

Elizabeth will be moderating the following panel: Taboo Busters! How Grindr, Thinx, and Sustain Natural Are Changing Culture With Business

Featuring MIKI AGRAWAL, Cofounder and CEO, Thinx; MEIKA HOLLENDER, CEO and Cofounder, Sustain Natural; and JACK HARRISON-QUINTANA, Director of Grindr for Equality, Grindr. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016. 

2:40 PM - 3:20 PM

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Fashion Tech Forum
Oct
13
8:00am 8:00am

Fashion Tech Forum

Fashion Tech Forum is a platform for the fashion and technology sectors to gather for powerful conversation and to foster collaboration. A fashion event, FTF will bring together the most innovative CEO's, founders, leaders, and investors from both the fashion and technology sectors so that they can openly discuss the challenges, overarching business needs and new technologies available to create the hybrid companies of the future.

Ivan Poupyrev of Google, and Levi's Paul Dillinger, VP, Head of Global Product Innovation, to be interviewed by Elizabeth Segran, Staff Writer, Fast Company about their joint initiative, Project Jaquard. 
 

 

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Americans for the Arts Annual Convention
Jun
18
1:15pm 1:15pm

Americans for the Arts Annual Convention

Like any good insurgency, artist residencies--inside schools, governments, businesses, and more--can quickly move from "why" to "how did we do without?" In this session, dive deeply into examples of successful residency programs and gather ideas for how to replicate them in your community.

This session addresses issues of arts education, community development, diversity/equity, engagement, leadership, private sector engagement, public art, and public value.

Learn more about the panel and conference here

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ArtWeek Boston: Art + Business
Apr
29
5:30pm 5:30pm

ArtWeek Boston: Art + Business

Art + Business: Making to Lead

Join us for a panel, tour and art making at the headquarters of Life is Good in Fort Point to learn how an innovative company is integrating art and business. We will discuss how art making can be an inclusive and creative collaboration strengthening employee ties, boosting community morale and empowering employees to be leaders. Our panelists include thought leaders from Life is Good, a respected social enterprise using their products as a vehicle to spread the power of optimism, and limeSHIFT, an innovative new social enterprise out of MIT that brings artists into communities (both public and private) to co-create culture-building art. Elizabeth Segran from Fast Company Magazine will be moderating. We will discuss why art making is a powerful tool for community engagement and how the insertion of beauty into an office space influences employees and impacts business results.

Get your tickets here

Event Agenda:

5:30pm - 6:00pm: Happy Hour
6:00pm - 7:00pm: Panel
7:00 - 8:30pm: Tour & Art Making 

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Liberal Arts in Action Symposium
Sep
17
8:00am 8:00am

Liberal Arts in Action Symposium

“The Liberal Arts in Action” symposium features speakers who are alumni of small, independent colleges that emphasize the liberal arts. The stories of these graduates’ lives illustrate vividly the important role that liberal arts education plays in advancing innovation, entrepreneurship, and success in our society across diverse fields of endeavor—and how it contributes to a meaningful and satisfying life for the individual. The symposium provides an important opportunity for their voices to be both heard and amplified.

The program is located here. Elizabeth will be moderating a panel entitled, "Imagining and Inventing New Technologies."

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UC Berkeley Drop-In Sessions: Academia's Not Panning Out - What Now?
Feb
5
1:00pm 1:00pm

UC Berkeley Drop-In Sessions: Academia's Not Panning Out - What Now?

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Drop-In Sessions: Academia's Not Panning Out - What Now?

These one-on-one sessions are for graduate students and post-docs who are beginning to feel like an academic career may not be in their future, either because they've lost interest in their field or because they are tired of facing another round of rejections on the job market. Whatever stage of the process you are in, feel free top drop in to chat them over with Dr. Segran. The session will be more helpful if you come prepared with questions and ideas about potential new career paths you might be interested in exploring. If you bring your resume and recent cover letters, she will also be able to help you refine these documents. 

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UC Berkeley Workshop: The Nuts and Bolts of Leaving Academia
Feb
4
6:30pm 6:30pm

UC Berkeley Workshop: The Nuts and Bolts of Leaving Academia

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Workshop: The Nuts and Bolts of Leaving Academia

As a starting point, it is important to realize that leaving academia and finding a new career will most likely be a long process, filled with bumps along the way. In this workshop, Dr. Elizabeth Segran will discuss the process of leaving academia across two dimensions: coping with the emotional stress and dealing with the practical steps to making the move. 

In the first part of the session, Dr. Segran will discuss developing a support system for the journey, managing your expectations about how long it will take to find a new job and finding ways to overcome the disappointment about leaving your research behind. In the next part of the session, she will discuss how to plan for this transition financially, especially since you will probably have to do unpaid internships before landing a full-time gig. She will discuss how to pitch yourself to potential employers and how to transform your academic pedigree from a hurdle into an asset. 

Please come to the session with a notebook to capture your thoughts during brainstorming sessions and plenty of specific questions that the group can address together.  

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UCLA Lecture: Finding Meaning in Life After Academia
Feb
2
9:30am 9:30am

UCLA Lecture: Finding Meaning in Life After Academia

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Finding Meaning in Life After Academia With Elizabeth Segran, Ph.D. Author & Writer

Elizabeth Segran is a writer, whose work has been published in a range of magazines including Foreign Affairs, The Nation and The Atlantic. Her book, The River Speaks, was published in 2012 by Penguin Books.  She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in the field of South and Southeast Asian Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender and Sexuality.  She is an expert on India, having devoted a decade to studying its history, literature, culture and gender dynamics. She is a global nomad who grew up in Brussels, Paris, Singapore, Jakarta and London before moving to New York to attend Columbia University. She currently lives in Cambridge, MA with her books.

In this lecture, Elizabeth will:

  • Provide strategies you can undertake as you make the switch in your career path, particularly for Humanities and Social Science fields
  • Address concerns about leaving academia.

Date:  Monday, February 2, 2015

Time: 9:30am – 11:00am

Location: Royce Hall 314

To RSVP for the event http://findingmeaningafteracademia.eventbrite.com

This event is open to Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars.

This event is sponsored by the Division of Humanities, Division of Social Sciences, UCLA Career Center, UCLA Graduate Division, and the UCLA Graduate Student Resource Center

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South Asian Journalists Association Convention
Oct
11
9:30am 9:30am

South Asian Journalists Association Convention

This year, as the South Asian Journalists Association celebrates its 20th anniversary, members old and new are invited to take part in a one-of-a-kind  journalism convention that promises to examine the issues that matter the most to working journalists both in and out of the South Asian diaspora.

Join us for a day of discussion, debate, and networking at the 2014 SAJA@20 convention on Saturday, October 11th in New York, followed by a special evening awards ceremony and reception.

Panel 1pm-2pm The Road Less Taken: Unconventional Paths to Journalism

Not all journalism career paths are linear. Journalists who started out in other fields discuss the mid-career transitions that brought them into the world of media-- and share their tips on breaking into the industry.

  • Wajahat Ali, co-host of “The Stream” on Al Jazeera America 
  • Elizabeth Segran, contributing writer at Fast Company, Foreign Affairs and The Atlantic
  • Devi Nampiaparampil, physician, researcher and professor at NYU School of Medicine

You can get your tickets here

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UC Berkeley Two-Day Program: Finding Meaning in Life After Academia
Jun
2
to Jun 3

UC Berkeley Two-Day Program: Finding Meaning in Life After Academia

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The Humanities and Social Sciences Association is pleased to present a two-day program with Dr. Elizabeth Segran.  For more information, click here. 

Drop-In Clinic

On June 2, there will be a drop-in clinic during which Dr. Elizabeth Segran will provide one-on-one advising about the nuts and bolts of transitioning from an academic career into a non-academic one.  More specifically, she invites you to:

●      Come prepared with several potential career options that you are considering.
●      Bring your resumes so you can parse through them together.
●      Discuss anxieties about leaving academia: what are your concerns?  
●      Ask questions about what day to day life is like in corporate environments.
●      Talk about how you are preparing for job interviews, networking and the practical skills you are developing in order to secure a job

Lecture and Workshop

On June 3, there will be a lecture followed by a workshop led by Dr. Segran with a complimentary networking lunch.

One of the greatest challenges with leaving academia is trying to find a sense of meaning in life after years of believing that academic work is somehow more valuable than any other kind of work. This frustration can manifest itself in generally despondency about the void you can feel without academic work and second, unhappiness with how meaningless your everyday tasks are at your new job.

What can you do to prepare?

In this lecture, Dr. Elizabeth Segran will discuss

  • Deconstructing your time in academia. Academia is sold as a bundled package of tasks and responsibilities:  teaching, close reading, research, public speaking.  Take time to remember about what drew you to the academy in the first place and consider the daily tasks that you most enjoyed doing.
  • How to give yourself time in your new career (and to give yourself at least a year for things to get better).
  • How you can use your time outside the office to volunteer, do freelance projects or lecture.  Within academia, there are often no boundaries between work and life.  In the non-academic world, you do not need to depend on your day job to be your sole source of happiness.  While it is unlikely that you will find work that fulfills you in exactly the same way that academia did, you can piece together a life that includes all of the same elements, rearranged slightly differently.
  • How to recalibrate your expectations and think of ways of pursuing their passions and interests in diverse ways, rather than through a single career.
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