As part of the U’s UWHEN Professional Development team, Hollie helps design and create workshops and other opportunities for U women to grow careers in higher ed. As a staffer for the Emma Eccles Jones Nursing Research Center, she specializes in applying for research grants. Get to know more of your UWHEN Planning Committee members at the next Women @ the U Social!
Women at the U is our main UWHEN social, held from 4-6pm the last Friday of each month. Each time a different group comes, and I always find it enjoyable. But, if you're new to the UofU UWHEN, you might wonder why we do these "happy hours." Here are my thoughts on reasons why it's valuable/debunking some of the myths or concerns I've heard.
One of the things I often hear from women on campus (particularly those who are not tenure-track faculty), is that they are unsure of how to navigate their career path. Do you wait for someone to tap you on the shoulder? Try to move up in your own organization? Move to another one? These questions (and more) don't have one definitive answer and, like most things, are context-dependent. Below is a quick story of navigating my own career path, which you will see has not been a straight line...(and in my opinion, rarely is).
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