The Science Policy Careers Symposium, held on May 2, 2012, and partially sponsored by current GSAS students, gave PhD students and postdocs a real-world immersion into a wide range of policy positions, as well as a sense of its satisfactions and challenges. Panelists, several of whom were GSAS alums, talked about how to transition from research to policy work, about strategies for landing internships and fellowships, and about day-to-day work in science, health, education, and environmental policy. 

 

two women and one man seated at a table with microphones

 

man wearing glasses, dark blazer, and white, collared shirt speaking

 

View from the Field

Photos by Molly Akin