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Monday, April 27

Gaining traction: Career exploration for PhDs in the bio sciences

Gaining Traction: Career Exploration for Ph.D.s in the Bio Sciences

Friday, June 12, 2015 - 9:15am to 1:30pm
Michigan League
This half day session includes a three part workshop to help kick-off career exploration and engagement for students in the Biological Sciences. You may attend all or any of the sessions. Lunch will be provided.
9:15 am – 10:45 am
Identifying Transferable Skills: Connecting to a Broader Array of Careers

This session focuses on identifying the skills you have gained in your graduate work and their applicability to other career paths. You will be guided through a process for translating the skills you have acquired and help you consider how the skills you've cultivated while in graduate school might apply to a broader array of career opportunities.
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
What’s Your Elevator Pitch? Selling Your Skills

This session focuses on learning to convey elements of your professional story and ‘brand.’ Participants will practice translating and framing their skills and experiences and career interests for a broader audience in a concise and accessible way.
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch and Discussion
Career Panel: Making a Plan for Engaging in Careers

This panel will feature Ph.D.s in the bio sciences who have put their doctoral training to use in a variety of areas. Panelists will share:
  • How they made the transition to their career path.
  • Concrete recommendations on what students need to do to be successful in defining their career path.
  • Targeted advice on how to prepare for the broader job market.