Faculty of Science alumna inspires PhD students at careers event

On Thursday 22 June, around 250 PhD students heard an inspiring and informative talk from Dr Nancy Ilaya РManager of Scientific Affairs and Communications at Est̩e Lauder in New York City, Faculty of Science Alumna and PhD graduate from the University of Melbourne.

Dr Ilaya spoke about her career journey and discussed strategies to surviving a PhD, the realities of PhD job-seeking, the importance of a PhD in an industry setting, and how to sell your unique value to potential clients and employers.

Dean of the Faculty of Science, Professor Karen Day, arranged Dr Ilaya’s visit after speaking to her at a University of Melbourne alumni event in New York.

Watch the event (audio and presentation slides only).