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Content participation

 Rachel BrayCERN
Rachel Bray
CERN alumni community manager, CERN


17.09.2021 | 13:05 - 13:25 Uhr

Auditorium 2 | Halle 3 / hall 3

Thread / thematic series: Persönlichkeits- & Kompetenzentwicklung | Karrierelaufbahn & Bewerbung

Let's dance: accelerate your career in a place like nowhere else on earth
What does one of the world's largest particle physics laboratories have in common with dance? Join this lecture to find out! Discover this unique workplace with her, where numerous opportunities in many varied fields open up to you to. Explore how this dynamic environment facilitates personal development, how you are challenged to improve your performance, and all this to the rhythm of a unique, collaborative, international environment. Make an impact on the world and on yourself. Take part!

Details about the speaker Rachel Bray
Vita: Rachel Bray is the head of the unique and vibrant CERN Alumni Network, for which she was community manager from 2017 to 2020. Prior to this she worked for 8 years in CERN's Engineering Department, in the domain of Product Lifecycle Management and 9 years within the IT section of CERN Supplies Procurement and Logistics Department. In her spare time Rachel is Chair of the CERN Clubs' Coordinating Committee, President and Zumba instructor at the CERN Fitness Club and board member of the Association of Sports Committees of European Research Institutes.