Career Development Workshop

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

Join Life Science Washington Institute for a free “Learn By Doing” workshop presented by SciPhD on May 6, 10, 13, and 16, 2024 from 12:00 – 4:00 PM.

With an increasing number of available jobs shifting from academia to industry settings, understanding the skills necessary to compete for and succeed in an industry position is critical. This four-part workshop will provide you with interactive experiences and guidance as you prepare to move beyond academia and pursue your career, and an opportunity to network with local industry! SciPhD will facilitate the workshop.

Who should attend? This workshop series is for individuals keen to pursue a career in the life sciences – undergraduates (2-year and 4-year students) graduate students, doctoral candidates and post-docs looking for professional guidance as they pursue their careers. Participants may still be enrolled in their professional programs or recent graduates.

Date and Format: The entire virtual workshop will take place over the course of four half-day sessions over 2 weeks – May 6, May 10, May 13 and May 16. This includes several virtual networking opportunities with representatives from sponsor companies throughout the program. Students are expected to attend the majority of sessions. If your schedule conflicts with the workshop schedule, please notify Srikant Iyer, PhD,, for arrangements to be made.

Registration: There is no cost to participate in the workshop due to the generous support of Bristol Myers Squibb, but registration is required to receive course materials.

Benefits: As part of attending all the four-part workshops, you will (1) receive access to Flamingo – the virtual career coach, to help guide you through the job search process, (2) access to network of industry professionals, and (3) certificate of completion.

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM May 6th, 2023 (Day 1) : Business of Science
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM May 10th, 2023 (Day 2): Communications for Scientists
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM May 13th, 2023 (Day 3): Project Management
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM May 16th, 2023 (Day 4): Networking for Success