Alternative Career Exploration in the Sciences

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About Us

The University of Missouri's Alternative Career Exploration in Science (ACES) student organization offers a unique and valuable resource for STEM graduate students, postdocs, and post-baccalaureate scholars. While traditional career development resources for advanced degree seekers in STEM may be limited, ACES is dedicated to exposing its audience to diverse, non-academic careers in the sciences.

Our Team

Emily Knebel Profile

Emily Knebel

Graduate Student Advisor
Saad Raza Profile

Saad Raza

Speaker Selection Committee
Peggy Birikorang Profile

Peggy Birikorang

Social Media Committee
Esmeralda Alcala Profile

Esmeralda Alcala

Speaker Selection Committee
Barikisu Ibrahim Profile

Barikisu Ibrahim

Speaker Selection Committee
Malika Sharma Profile

Malika Sharma

Director of Social Media and Public Relations
Sakil Mahmud Profile

Sakil Mahmud

Executive Committee
Ejike Iweha Profile

Ejike Iweha

Speaker Selection Committee
Mark Hannink Profile

Mark Hannink

Faculty/Staff Advisor
Sparjan Tharagaturi Profile

Sparjan Tharagaturi

Director of Speaker Selection
Iuliia Innokenteva Profile

Iuliia Innokenteva

Onyekachi Okpasuo Profile

Onyekachi Okpasuo

Vice President
Laurie Agosto Profile

Laurie Agosto

Caitlyn Guldenpfennig Profile

Caitlyn Guldenpfennig










Past events

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Uploaded by Emily Knebel

Nov 16, 2022 - Emily Knebel

ACES & SACNAS Present: Discover Your Talents! A Clifton Strengths Workshop

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Uploaded by Iuliia Innokenteva

Apr 20, 2023 - Iuliia Innokenteva

Where should I go and how do I get there?: Intro to career exploration and job search for scientists

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Uploaded by Iuliia Innokenteva

Apr 17, 2023 - Iuliia Innokenteva

The Other Side of the Table: Biotech Hiring from MU's Own

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