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Career Workshop Series

Career Workshop Series

Details for upcoming programs are publicized within the labs and through the postdoc and grad student mailing lists. Videos and handouts are often available for past events.  See menu on right of this page for access (internal access only).  

Upcoming Programs - CA

Academic Careers Roundtable
Introducing the Academic Careers Roundtable, a new professional development series dedicated to all things academic.  Different topics and faculty discussion leaders are featured bimonthly for informal conversations with students and postdocs.  Lunch provided. Next Topic: "What makes a good mentor?" Feb 27, 2013. Faculty Guest: Erica Ollmann Saphire, Ph.D.  Registration required.

Videotaped Practice Interviews
Need interviewing practice?  The Career and Postdoctoral Services Office is offering a videotaped mock interview/feedback session in a small group setting.  Hear constructive comments about your verbal responses and body language from the facilitators and your peers.  Your answers will be videotaped and critiqued on-the-spot as you take turns fielding standard HR screening questions. Next session: Jan 17, 2013. Registration required.

OBR-TSRI Roundtable Discussion
"Patents: Friend or Foe of Scientific Innovation" on Jan 14.  Registration required 

Career Transition to Industry
Feb 1, 2013.  Introduction to cultural aspects and best practices for a successful trasition & career presented by Bio4Front.  More details: http://careertransition2013.eventbrite.com/

Careers in Industry: Getting from Job Ad to Interview
1-hour workshop led by Ryan Wheeler, M.A. Learn how to effectively target industry positions by highlighting your accomplishments, structuring a winning resume, writing compelling cover letters, and developing your online professional profile. Next workshop: April 4, 2013. Registration required.

Career Transitions Group
Daphne Lurie, Ph.D. & Ryan Wheeler co-facilitate a three-session group to help postdocs and graduate students think through the decision of whether an academic career or other career options may be best for them.  In a confidential small group environment, participants discuss how knowing their values, interests, skills, and goals can help them take their next step. 

Registration required.

Participants must RSVP and commit to all three session dates:
Next session: Jan 16, 23, 30 

Managing Your Online Professional Presence
Need to spruce up your LinkedIn profile? Next workshop TBA. RSVP required 

Responsible Conduct of Research
7-session NIH-approved course on TSRI campus. More information

Academic Leadership Symposium
Save the date! San Diego's annual laboratory management symposium for new and prospective PIs takes place on Feb 22-23. Registration and more info.