University of California, Riverside

Highlander Connect


Highlander Connect is an online networking platform hosted on the last Tuesday of each month. During these online chat sessions, you can share your experiences, make professional connections, exchange career tips and get your career questions answered. For our inaugural launch series we have partnered with PhD holding alumni who work in industry jobs to bring you virtual career advice.

PhD Industry and Non Academic Job Search: An Introduction 

Alumni representatives attending include*:

Bryce Davis Ph.D. ’08 Senior Application Engineer TruTag
Amanda Hollowell. Ph.D. ’15 Sales Operations Analyst Carbon
Mark Morrison Ph.D. ’74 Senior Group Leader Sherwin Williams
Walter Hillabrant Ph.D. ’70 Support Services International Inc.
Wayne Lo Ph.D. ’93 System Electron Optics Engineer at PDF Solutions
Bailey Miller Ph.D. ’14 Senior Engineering Manager at zyBooks

*may be subject to change


How it works:

Read – Our Guide to the PhD Industry Job Search

Register Connect your LinkedIn account or email address and complete the event registration

Attend On the last Tuesday of each month at 12pm, login and join the live session from anywhere

Chat You’ll be matched with other attendees for one-on-one timed chats

Follow Up All connections are saved, and transcripts recorded so you can easily follow up to thank your connection and quickly build your network

Need more help?
Contact Louise Jackson, Director of Alumni Career Services at