Assistant Professor David Miles spoke on a panel at the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Career Boot Camp on Aug. 11 and 12, a professional development event in August featuring a series of panels and workshops designed to prepare graduate and postdoc students as they consider entering the workforce.
In addition to career resources, the event also offered an opportunity for students to hear personal stories and receive career advice from current professionals. The panel called "Transitions, Challenges, and Success" discussed the importance of having flexibility when it comes to pursuing and changing jobs — emphasizing that few career paths are predictable or linear.
Joining Miles on the panel were Emily Wentzell, a former professor and current medical and behavioral strategist at IQVIA and Andre Perry, executive director of Hancher Auditorium and the Office of Performing Arts and Engagement at Iowa.
All three panelists shared unique stories about their life experiences and the twists and turns that brought them to where they are professionally right now, explaining how priorities and interests shift over time, including most recently during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.