Panel Discussion: The Road Less Traveled – Focusing on Non-traditional Paths into Global Health
Are career paths ever linear or predictable? As you map out your career journey, or are perhaps plotting a mid-career change, how ready are you for the inevitable detours, both positive (an unexpected opportunity, a life change like marriage or birth) and negative (illness, victim of downsizing, poor organizational fit)? A panel of seasoned international development professionals who have followed non-traditional career paths will share their journeys, as well as the lessons they have learned along the way, including…
- What they learned in school vs. what they really needed to know on the job to succeed – what lined up, and what didn’t?
- The role of mentors as career navigators
- The toughest obstacles they had to overcome (or had to detour around)
- If they were entering the work force in today’s environment, how might their journeys change?
The discussion will be followed by a Q and A session.
Speakers: David Godsted (facilitator), Linda Cahaelen, ScD, MPH (panelist), Dr. Ben Woods (Panelist), Kevin Peine (Panelist)