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6th Annual Here to Career

Posted on Jul 16, 2018 by in The OFI Blog |

Smithsonian Interns and Fellows gather for a group photo in front of HMSG’s ongoing exhibit: Belief+Doubt

This past Thursday 7/12/18, interns and fellows from across the Smithsonian gathered at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s (HMSG) Ring Auditorium for the 6th Annual Smithsonian Intern and Fellow Here to Career Event.

The Smithsonian Here to Career event is an opportunity for SI interns and fellows to explore and ask questions about Smithsonian careers across a wide variety of disciplines. This year’s panelists included:

The panel discussion was moderated by Emily Key, the Education Programs Manager for the Smithsonian Latino Center (SLC).

Over 70 interns and fellows gathered to hear the panelists discuss their own education and career backgrounds. A lively discussion offered interns and fellows invaluable advice about Smithsonian careers, maintaining a work-life balance, and transitioning from an internship/fellowship to full time staff. The morning concluded with a thoughtful audience Q&A session, leaving the interns and fellows with some peace of mind about their future careers. If one thing can be learned from this event, it is that your career path may not always be in a straight line (and that is perfectly okay)!

Thank you to all who attended this event! A special thanks to our panelists and moderator, as well as the HMSG staff who made this event possible.

Our panel from left to right: Emily Key, Rudy Watley, Jia-sun Tsang, Gene Hunt, and Mandy Van Heuvelen