Career Development Workshop

Dates:
May 4, 12:30-5:00 pm; May 7, 9:00 am-1:30 pm; May 11, 12:30 – 5:10 pm ; May 14, 9:00 am – 2:05 pm

Join SciPhD for an interactive workshop to equip you to compete for a position in the scientific industry and succeed in your career!

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!

Who should attend? This workshop series is for 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 virtual workshop will take place over the course of four half-day sessions, beginning May 4th., and includes various virtual networking receptions with representatives from sponsor companies. Students are expected to attend the majority of sessions. If your schedule conflicts with the workshop schedule, please notify Aylin Kim, aylin@lswinstitute.org, for arrangements to be made.

Registration: The $100 registration fee for this workshop is waived due to the generous support of Bristol Myers Squibb, but registration is required to receive course materials. As part of your registration, you will also receive access to Flamingo, the virtual career coach, to help guide you through the job search process.

Overview of Workshop Modules:
• The Business of Science
• Your Three Identities
• 24 Core Competencies
• Types of companies and jobs
• Developing a targeted resume
• Communications for Scientists
• Technical Literacy
• Applied Communications in Interviewing
• Emotional Intelligence
• Social Intelligence
• Project Management
• Networking for Success
• Initiating Conversations
• Effectively building your network
• Successful negotiation

About SciPhD:
SciPhD provides training for scientists who want to transition from academia to non-academic careers.