Career and Leadership Skills for Success in Science and Engineering
This program offers workshops and seminars on a variety of topics to help prepare graduate students and postdocs for their professional futures. Career- and leadership-related topics highlighted in this program are varied and aim to help prepare our junior researchers for the diversity of career goals they hold.
Spring 2015 Programs
Please register for the sessions at the bottom of this page.
Pizza and beverages will be provided for each lunch-time session unless noted. To be sure the speaker has the full time allotted, please arrive a little before the start time to get settled with your lunch.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
noon – 1 PM,
Rosette Pyne, Senior Associate Director, Career Services
Rosanne Lurie, Senior Associate Director, Career Services
Career Services for Graduate Students and Postdocs
Find out how you can get help with your career planning, internship and job search efforts. This informative, informal presentation will provide an introduction to Penn's Career Services: Rosette Pyne and Rosanne Lurie will provide an overview of the many programs and resources available through our office, and how Engineering Master's, PhDs and Postdoctoral Researchers have successfully used our resources during different stages of their time at Penn to pursue their career goals. We will be sure to save time during our session to answer your questions.
Note: The session will focus on resources applicable to Engineering students and postdocs, but participants from any Penn School are welcome to attend.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Noon – 1 PM
Jayatri Das, PhD, Chief Bioscientist, The Franklin Institute
At the Interface of Science and Society
Science museums have always had a goal of improving public understanding of science. Yet there is a growing movement towards transforming this mission into increasing public engagement with science, where the public's values and priorities play an important role in a two-way conversation about the societal impact of science. Dr. Das will discuss how this shift can help develop more effective science communication skills and influence scientists' perceptions of their own work. She will also share her experience with transitioning careers from the lab bench to the museum floor.
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|January 29, 2015, 12:00pm - 1:00pm|
|February 26, 2015, 12:00pm 1:00pm|