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Education and Professional Development Colloquium

6-7 March 2018 |  Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

The Education and Professional Development Colloquium is a yearly event designed to bring together students, junior analysts, and senior professionals to provide mentoring and professional development opportunities.  

Theme: Developing Your Personal Education Strategy

This year's EPD will focus on how your educational decision over the next 20-30 years will impact your success along alternative career tracks.

You will learn about different formal education expectations of military, government civilians, private industry employees, and academics. Additionally, you will learn informal skill expectations and considerations for moving between careers.

Keynote and featured speakers include Brig Gen David W. Hicks, USAF Director, Strategy, Concepts, & Assessments HQ USAF/A5S, Dr. Forrest Crain, Director of the Center for Army Analysis (CAA), G-8, Department of the Army, Mr. Ian MacLeod, Future Concepts Analysis, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, and Dr. Yisroel Brumer, Deputy Director, Analysis and Innovation, Office of the Secretary of Defense CAPE.. 

EPD includes:

  • Richard E. Rosenthal Student Competition
    An intercollegiate competition of quick turn analysis and student presentations on complex National Security issues.
  • Student Academic Work Poster Competition
    Students prepare visual presentations of their project work and answer questions "on their feet."
  • Speed Mentoring Sessions
    Active analysts serve as mentors to young analysts and students in quick round-robin format.
  • Young Analyst Panel discussion
    Newly employed analysts talk about their journey from academia to industry or government service.
  • Student Presentation Opportunity
    An opportunity for students to showcase and explain their research, build their presentation skills and scholarship.

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2018 EPD

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This event is free to all participants.


MORS Executive Seminar

If you are planning on participating in the Executive Seminar AND the 86th MORS Symposium, please contact Ms. Tina Yan at 703-933-9076 to register.


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