Patent Agent Karen Wong-Chan will speak at the Society of Women Engineers’ (SWE) WE22 conference in Houston, TX. Her session, titled “Strategies for Building Robust Careers and Restarting After a Break,” will occur on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 3:30 p.m. CT.

Session Overview

Years of dedication invested in a career in a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) field are not lost just because you take a career hiatus. You can take steps to construct a robust career that can withstand life changing events by building expertise, making meaningful contributions, and growing your networks. There are many non-traditional careers that value your knowledge and experience even after a career break. Success is and has always been based on your ability to adapt to the changing workplace. Restarting a career does take effort, but knowledge and experiences can be refreshed. And restarting does not mean having to start from square one. You can engage your networks, interview purposefully, and restart where you left off. Join us to learn about these strategies, and be in the know.