Amy Heath-Carpentier, MA, PhD

Assistant Director, Graduate and Postdoctoral Career Development

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I direct the Career Center’s programming for graduate students and postdoctoral appointees in all disciplines, and I particularly enjoy collaborating with faculty, staff, graduate students, and postdocs to create dynamic, experiential programs and opportunities to connect with alumni and employers. I straddle academic and student affairs as both an Advisor in the Career Center and as a Lecturer in Global Studies. While I mainly advise students in groups, I do take a few appointments each week.

What do you most enjoy about working at the Career Center?

I really enjoy connecting graduate students and postdocs with niche interests and experiences to alumni, employers or graduate programs that match and expand their options.

Favorite quote, motto or piece of advice?

“Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow” Carrie Fisher.

Career Advising Focus Areas: Academia / Faculty, Government / Public Policy, Public Health, Non-Profit / Social Work, Sustainability