Please join us for the Knight Campus 2023 fall Entrepreneurship Speaker Series, featuring Jorge Cham.
In his lecture, Jorge Cham will recount his experiences bringing humor into the lives of millions of stressed out academics and tells stories from his travels to over 300 universities and research centers in the US and across the world. Thought-provoking yet humorous, Jorge Cham's talk will examine the source of academics' anxieties, explore the myth of procrastination, and help academics figure out how to convey what they've learned to the outside world.
Jorge Cham is the best-selling and Emmy-nominated creator of PHD Comics, the popular ongoing comic strip about life (or the lack thereof) in academia. He is the co-creator and co-executive producer of the celebrated animated series Elinor Wonders Why, which airs on PBS Kids and in 78 countries around the world. He is the co-author of the award-winning book We Have No Idea (and its follow-up FAQ-U), and the co-host of the iHeart Radio show Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe. He is also the co-founder of PHDtv, a video science and discovery outreach collaborative, and the author of the upcoming books Oliver's Great Big Universe and Out of Your Mind. Jorge earned his PhD in robotics from Stanford University and was an instructor and research associate at Caltech from 2003-2005. He is originally from Panama.
This event is co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Journalism and Communication.
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Should I go to grad school?!
Going to graduate school is a BIG life decision! You can gain specialized knowledge, research, connections, and expertise in your chosen field, which can lead to better career opportunities and increased earning potential. However, it's essential to carefully consider your goals, commitment, and financial situation before deciding to pursue further education. Coming to this event is a great first step!
Explore your interest in pursuing an advanced degree at the Graduate School Fair (11/8 from 11am-3pm in the EMU Ballrooms)!
This event offers a valuable opportunity for you to learn about various graduate programs (both at the UO and other top universities!) and the benefits they provide to prepare you for a career in research, academia, or specialized industry roles. Talk to recruiters about the application process and financial aid, or ask them about career outcomes for students who pursue advanced degrees--this is your opportunity to explore and learn!
Whether you're still exploring career paths or ready to apply for the coming year, the fair is open to students at any stage of your academic journey.
Highlights of the fair:Representatives from graduate programs across the United States (including the University of Oregon), offering a diverse range of degree programs and academic disciplines. Mini-Workshops featuring career coaches, admissions reps, and graduate students who will demystify the application process, writing your purpose statement, and provide tips for maximizing your experience at the fair.
Don't miss this chance to expand your horizons and discover the possibilities that await you in the world of higher education!
Register on Handshake today to learn about all the schools coming and get tips and advice for how to make the most of the fair.
For more information, visit the Unviersity Career Center in Tykeson-Garden Level to learn more about how the UCC supports students applying to grad school through career coaching and document reviews!
Are you interested in journalism? Thinking about studying abroad? Join our info session to promote this faculty-led program being held next summer. You’ll hear from the program leader, award-winning journalist and broadcaster Professor Peter Laufer, about how to report from anywhere transcending language barriers.
This event is part of International Education Week (Nov. 13-17).