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

Panelists

Pascale EHRENFREUND

President, International Space University (ISU)

Austria

Bernard FOING

Executive Director, International Lunar Exploration Working Group (ILEWG), EuroMoonMars, Chair IAF ITACCUS Committee

Netherlands

Liz SEWARD

Senior Strategist, Space Systems, Airbus Ltd.

United Kingdom

Kevin STUBE

Contractor, The Planetary Society

United States

Giampiero TONOLI

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

Italy

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