HOW TO LAUNCH A CAREER IN SPACE?

Wednesday 14 October 14:30 – 15:30
Small dulzin hall

The panel will offer advice for young professionals looking to enter or advance within the space industry, drawing from the personal experiences of senior leaders in the field. The discussion will focus on creative ways to gain insight and experience, while learning how to identify opportunities for advancement.

Specific questions will be posed to each panellist relevant to their background in the space sector. Questions posed to the panellists include:

  • In your experience what are the benefits of pursing an entry-level job at a space company vs. a more specialized role in an unrelated field to gain experience that I can later transfer into the space sector?
  • Apart from skills related to the job, what characteristics do you think prospective employers look for in candidates?
  • How do I find and keep a mentor/mentee relationship and when is it okay to “mentor up”?

Organized by

Moderator

Jillianne PIERCE

Space Generation Advisory Council Government Affairs Associate, Space Foundation

United States of America

Panelists

Pascale EHRENFREUND

Research Professor, Space Policy Institute, George Washington University

Austria

Bernard FOING

Chair, Center for Planetary Science and Exploration, Western University, ESTEC Staff Association Committee

France

Liz SEWARD

Senior Strategist, Space Systems, Airbus Defence and Space SA

United Kingdom

Kevin STUBE

Contractor, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

United States of America

Giampiero TONOLI

Space Generation Advisory Council; MSc Thesis Fellow, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH

Italy

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