ASBMB-BEST Summer Career Development Webinar Series- registration free, but limited!

Ashley Brady
June 7, 2016
Posted in Announcements

ASBMB–BEST summer webinar series

The ASBMB is partnering with the NIH's Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) program to pilot a webinar series in summer 2016. Recordings of the webinars will be available here afterward. Registration is free but limited, so register early.
Careers in industry
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 | 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern         

Are you interested in learning more about science careers in industry? Would you like to transition into an industry career but are unsure how to land a position? Join industry experts as they cover these topics and answer questions from the audience. 

Host: Ray Sweet, Ph.D. (former senior director at Janssen Pharmaceutical Cos.)

  • Susan Engelhardt, Ph.D. (executive director of the Center for Innovative Ventures of Emerging Technologies at Rutgers University)  
  • Yue Geng, Ph.D. (director of business development at BioDuro)
  • Andrea Gray, Ph.D. (biomedical engineer staff fellow, Food and Drug Administration)
  • Susi Varvayanis (senior director of the BEST program at Cornell University)

Charting a course to career success
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 | 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern   

What is an individual development plan, and how can you develop one that will optimize your career preparation? Considering your long-term career interests, how can you identify and address gaps in your skill set? Once you have a plan, how can you maximize follow-through? Our speakers, who regularly teach IDP workshops and include an author of the myIDP program, will share tips for getting the most out of your career planning. 

Host: Suzanne Barbour, Ph.D. (dean of the University of Georgia Graduate School)  

  • Patrick Brandt, Ph.D. (director of career development and training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Cynthia Fuhrmann, Ph.D. (assistant dean of career and professional development at the University of Massachusetts Medical School)

Building professional relationships: pragmatic advice for the human scientist
Wednesday, Aug. 17 | 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern            

Whether you are early-career or an established member of your scientific community, developing and maintaining a network of professional contacts are helpful ways to grow your career. How do you cultivate new professional relationships? How should you professionally communicate with your network? Learn more through this one-hour webinar. 

Host: Erica Siebrasse, Ph.D. (education manager at the ASBMB)  

  • Erin Adams, Ph.D. (professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Chicago)  
  • Kim Petrie, Ph.D. (director of career development at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine)
  • Julie Rojewski (BEST program manager at Michigan State University)
  • Stephanie Watts, Ph.D. (professor of pharmacology at Michigan State University)

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