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Free career development sessions from Research!America

Posted by on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 in Announcements, Workshops and Seminars .

Registration is open for Reaching the Peak: A Science & Technology Early Career Summit Series. This series of webinars sponsored by Research!America will provide early career researchers with the opportunity to explore an array of career paths, network with fellow researchers, participate in professional development workshops, and engage in meaningful discussions around issues critical to the success of the R&D ecosystem. Vanderbilt is a member of Research!America so VU students and postdocs can register for free with their email address.


Session 1: Career Tour – 2 Panel Discussions with Early Career Professionals  

Wednesday, June 7, 2023, 12:30- 3:00 PM ET

Early career researchers can choose from a wide array of careers to employ their science and health expertise. But what do these career options look like? Two panels of early career professionals will discuss their career choices and describe their current positions. Participants will then move to breakout sessions for more in-depth discussions.


Session 2: Mastering the Elevator Pitch     

Tuesday, June 13, 2023, 12:30 – 1:45 PM ET

Communicating science to general audiences is a skill that is important for scientists across all disciplines. The discussion will feature mastering an elevator pitch for friends, family, and policymakers. We will then split into breakout groups where participants will receive feedback on their elevator pitches and have the opportunity to rework them.


Session 3: Communicating Science to Inspire and Foster Public Engagement

Wednesday, June 14, 2023, 12:30 – 1:45 PM ET

Have you wondered how to use your science to create wonder and effect positive societal change? Meet four accomplished early career scientists and learn about how they have leveraged their science and science communication skills to inspire the next generation of scientists.


Session 5: Science and Startups: Taking your Research to the Next Level

Wednesday, June 28, 2023, 12:30 – 1:45 PM ET

Have you ever wondered if you are cut out to start a company applying your science? Join Nucleate, a student-led organization of bio-innovators, to discuss tips and tools helpful to scientists when researching the startup space. The session will provide participants with an in-depth introduction to identifying a market opening and selecting founders and investors to transform science into entrepreneurship.


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