Jennifer - ILC
Valicor Helps Today’s Students Become Tomorrow’s Leaders

Jenn ILC option 1Dr. Jennifer Aurandt, Valicor R&D Program Manager, spoke to the Interdisciplinary Learning Community (ILC) at the University of Michigan about the pros and cons of career in industry and academia.

Jennifer was asked to speak during a dinner sponsored by AGEP, which a federally funded program aimed at providing support and increasing diversity in graduate education and the professoriate.

Throughout this academic year, the ILC has focused on offering its members the opportunity to engage with speakers who have experience in academic institutions and industry. Jennifer has experience as a university professor as well as R&D Management in industry, so she was able to provide the graduate student audience with first-hand information about different opportunities.

Approximately 40 graduate students were in attendance and many have already connected with Jennifer via social media in hopes of building networks as they make decisions regarding their future careers.