Life After Grad School (LAGS) Conference

Committee: Professional Development & Networking 

Dates: Monday, April 3, 2023, through Thursday, April 6, 2023 

Times: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.,12:00 p.m. to 1: 00 p.m. and/or 4:00 p.m. to 6: 00 p.m.EST 

Questions? contact Deepti Adhikari (  

The Graduate Student Congress (GSC) at the University of Kentucky (UK) Professional Development and Networking committee is hosting the "Life After Graduate School” (LAGS) Conference in the first week of April (04/03- 04/06). The purpose of the LAGS Conference is to help graduate / professional students and postdocs learn about the skills they may need to acquire to land a job in their field of choice, especially if that position is outside of academia. The GSC understands that the academic job market is strained right now, but there are vast opportunities available for graduate / professional students and postdocs, if they just know where to look. The GSC also understands that the international students face more changelings in terms of job searching. graduate / professional students and postdocs who attend this conference will have the opportunity to figure out some of the different kinds of future career opportunities available to them, as well as how to position themselves for success in a career or job outside of their area of specialization. By the end of the conference, attendees should be able to better navigate the job market after graduation, whether they pursue positions inside or outside academia. This year, the GSC will host the LAGS Conference through a series of virtual and in-person events during the first week of April (04/03- 04/06) at various times. Any graduate / professional students and postdocs at the University of Kentucky who are interested in attending one or more of the sessions are invited. 

Monday, April 03, 2023, 11am- 12pm on Zoom 

“Panelist – Life in the Industry- different styles of working

Tuesday, April 04 , 2023, 12 - 1pm at Gatton Student Center 331 

“In-Person Meeting: Life in the Academia- What else can we get besides a tenure-track position?” 

Wednesday, April 05, 2023 11am- 12pm on Zoom  

“Entrepreneurship: Am I suitable for it and where to start?

Thursday, April 06, 2023 4-6 pm at Good Barn 

“What to do in a business social situation - a mocktail night with career center