April 23, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Medical Education and Research Facility (MERF)
Hear from speakers who have parlayed their graduate educations into impactful careers outside of the academy. Sessions on career exploration will feature guest panelists who will describe their journeys from graduate school to careers outside the academy. The sessions’ Q&A format will allow panelists to share practical advice and innovative thinking about how to prepare for and pursue careers outside the academy.
Keynote Speaker: David Sarno, founder Lighthaus Inc.
Keynote Title: “Very Specific Success Advice You Can Use Immediately”
Sarno will pull from his career in journalism, Silicon Valley entrepreneurship, and couch-bound unemployment, to offer a few bite-size lessons you can actually use in work and life. Like how to get started on stuff, how to give and take criticism, the power of giving examples, and why ‘empathy’ is more than a precious self-help buzzword.
Biography: David Sarno is the founder of Lighthaus Inc, a San Francisco-based digital storytelling company. A technology journalist at the Los Angeles Times for 8 years, David started Lighthaus in 2013 to use video game-based technology to tell stories in media, healthcare and education. Lighthaus has worked with the Stanford Children’s Hospital, Whole Foods Market, the Dallas Morning News, the BBC and others to create interactive stories that make complex subjects engaging and accessible. David was a John S. Knight journalism fellow at Stanford University in 2013. He has a degree in computer science from Yale University, and a degree in fiction writing from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop.