Professional Development Events
Upcoming Events for 2013
Title: GMS OPDPA Career Development Monthly Seminar Series: Building Your On-Line Personal Brand Using LinkedIn, Blogs, and Other Social Media
Speaker: Lauren Calano, CEO of Propel Careers
Open to: Postdocs and Graduate Students
Date: Monday, December 9, 2013
Location: Room L-110, BU School of Medicine, Instructional Bldg., 72 East Concord Street
Time: 4:00 – 5:20 P.M.
Additional Information: Email: email@example.com for more information
Description: Your on-line brand is extremely important especially as you apply for positions. Companies pay attention to how people showcase themselves and this can be a consideration in the hiring process. Your on-line presence contributes to your personal brand and you want to make sure that you are portraying yourself in the right light. Lauren will discuss the importance of LinkedIn and other on-line tools and how you can use these to enhance your brand.
Title: GMS OPDPA Postdoc & Ph.D. Students Leadership Development Series: Transition from Individual Contributor to Leader/Manager
Speaker: Gwen Acton, Ph.D. CEO of Vivo Group
Open to: Postdocs and Graduate Students
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Location: Room L-203, BU School of Medicine, Instructional Bldg., 72 East Concord Street
Time: 12:00 – 2:00 P.M.
Additional Information: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP, refreshments will be served
Description: The transition from individual contributor to leader/manager can be the most challenging shift of a career. Being a manager demands a deeper appreciation of the impact of one’s style and greater flexibility in order to be able to deal with a variety of people.
In this program you will learn the concepts and skills critical to a successful assumption of leadership.
Gwen Acton, Ph.D., CEO of Vivo Group. Dr. Acton is an expert on strategic leadership at the intersection of science and business. As the CEO of Vivo Group, she works with companies to increase the productivity and innovation of technically trained experts, as well as improve the ability of scientists and engineers to successfully navigate the life science and technology industries. Prior to this, Dr. Acton was Director of Scientific Development at the Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research where she oversaw operations of a $40million dollar research program. She earned a doctorate in biology from MIT, and served as a faculty member in biology at Harvard University. Dr. Acton is the former president of the non-profit group Women Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology (WEST), and currently serves on the board of the Bioscience Network (TBN). Dr. Acton is the author of the book The Bluffer’s Guide to Genetics.
Title: GMS OPDPA Diverse Careers in Science: A Panel Discussion
Open to: Postdocs and graduate students
Panelists: Ilene Boucher, Ph.D., Jonathan Hamm, Ph.D., Lynn Sherrer, Ph.D., Tarik Soliman, Ph.D.
Moderator: Lauren Celano, CEO of Propel Careers
Date: Thursday, December 12th
Location: Bakst Auditorium, BU School of Medicine, 72 East Concord Street
Time: 4:30 - 6:30 P.M.
Additional Information: Email: email@example.com to RSVP, Reception to Follow in Room L-109A/B/C
Description: Join in a panel discussion and learn about the many diverse career paths of a Ph.D. in the biological sciences. Meet the panelists: Professor, Saint Anselm College; Patent Agent, Takeda Pharmaceuticals; Editor, Trends in Parasitology; Founder & CEO, Extend Biosciences. Panel discussion will be moderated by Lauren Celano, CEO of Propel Careers. Network at the reception immediately following the panel discussion.
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|| MD/PhD Thursday Seminar Series: Meet Dr. Dan Remick, Chair of the Pathology, Boston University School of Medicine
||GMS OPDPA Career Development Monthly Seminar Series: Informational Interviewing: An Excellent Way to Enhance Your Career Search
||GMS OPDPA Luncheon with Postdocs, Faculty, and Staff
||OPDPA Leadership Series: Becoming a Leader: Cultivating Leadership Skills for Career Advancement
||OPDPA Professional Development Series: Publish or Perish: Writing a Research Paper
||MD/PhD Seminar Series
||GMS OPDPA Luncheon Series with Postdocs, Faculty, and Staff: Elevator Pitch
||GMS OPDPA Postdocs & Ph.D. Students Leadership Development Series: Of Science and Strategy Seminar
||GMS OPDPA Postdoc Journal Club: Star Your Own Company
||GMS Career Development Monthly Seminar Series: Job Search Process: What Companies Look for When Evaluating Talent
||GMS Career Development Monthly Seminar Series: Networking Insights: An Overview of Networking Events and Organizations Useful for Career Searches
||GMS National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week Seminar: Communication Styles
||GMS National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week Seminar: Scientific Storytelling
||GMS National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week: Ice Cream Social
||GMS Career Development Monthly Seminar Series: Evaluating Transferable Skills
||OPDPA Speaker Series: Influence Without Authority
||GMS Career Development Monthly Seminar Series: Career Search Strategy: Identifying Opportunities and Roles
||OPA Speaker Series: The World Beyond Your Bench
||GMS Career Development Monthly Seminar Series: Building a Resume and Cover Letter for Industry Boot Camp
||Diverse Careers in Science: A Boston University Alumni Panel Discussion
||GMS Career Development Monthly Seminar Series: Job Search Boot Camp – Tips and Advice for how to Organize your Job Search and Identify the Right Opportunity for you
||Scientific Storytelling: Pitch Your Research to the Public and Scientific Peers
with Rafael E. Luna, Ph.D.
||GMS Career Development Monthly Seminar Series: Following up and Maintaining Your Network After You Land a Job with Lauren Celano, GMS Career Advisor, CEO Propel Careers
||IRB 101 for BUMC Graduate Students IRB Submission with Mary-Tara Roth, Director, Clinical Research Resources Office (CRRO). View video recording of this event.
||Teaching Opportunities through the Biomedical Laboratory Clinical Sciences and BioScience Academy with Connie Phillips MA, MPH Program Director; Gloria Vachino M.S. Associate Director; Stefan Doerre and Michael Panichas. View the video of this event
||Foundations in Biomedical Sciences sponsored 2-part Workshop Ethics in Science with Ara Tahmassian, Ph.D., Associate Vice President, Research Compliance, BU and BMC Gregory Viglianti, Ph.D.,
||GMS Office of Postdoctoral Affairs Speaker Series Enriching Your Mentoring Relationships A How-To Workshop for Mentees and Mentors with Joanne Kamens, Ph.D.
||Career Development Monthly Seminar Series March Seminar: Becoming a Leader – Cultivating Leadership Skills for Career Advancement with Lauren Celano, MBA CEO Propel Careers
|| Engaging Effectively Across Differences: Diversity, Curiosity, and Questions David Joseph, VP of Programs, Public Conversations
|| Creating Your Individual Development Plan, Part II: Setting Goals for Scientific & Career Success Cynthia Fuhrmann, Ph.D., Assistant Dean, Career & Professional Development in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, UMASS
|| The Business of Biotechnology Abdulmaged Traish, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry and Urology, BUSM & Carl Franzblau, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry, BUSM – 3 Part Workshop
|| Writing a Research Paper: Publish or Perish Department of Physiology and Biophysics Special Topics Students Seminar presented by Olga Gursky
|| Work/Life Balance Judith Jones, DDS, MPH, DScD, Professor and Chair, Department of General Dentistry, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
||From Graduate Training to Green Card Roy J. Watson, Jr. , Watson Law Offices, Bedford, MA
||Diverse Careers in Science: A Panel Discussion Video Recording
||Working in the Multi-cultural Lab: Communication, Reasoning, and other Cultural Differences Anne P. Copeland, Ph.D., Executive Director, The Interchange Institute, Former Associate Professor of Psychology, Boston University
||Selling Yourself: it’s a dirty job but you can do it. Tobe Berkovitz, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Advertising, BU College of Communication
||Creating your IDP – Finding the Right Career for YOU Cynthia Fuhrmann, Ph.D., Assistant Dean, Career & Professional Development in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, UMASS
||Career Development Monthly Seminar Series: Informational Interviewing – An excellent way to enhance your career search Lauren Celano
||How to Get Published Elsevier and Mass AWIS invite you to attend a presentation on “How to Get Published”.
||Career Development Monthly Seminar Series: Building Your Online Personal Brand: Using blogs, LinkedIn, and other social media tools to build your brand.
||From Academia to Entrepeneur: How to Start Your Own Company Discussion with Elizabeth Iorns, Ph.D, winner of the 2012 Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Emerging Postdoctoral Entrepreneur award and co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Science Exchange and with William Gunn, Ph.D., Head of Academic Outreach for Mendeley.
||Film Screening and Panel Discussion: Losing Control Meet Drs. Leslie Zebrowitz, Brandeis University, Barb Cohen, Arex Pharmaceuticals, and Valerie Weiss, Film Director whose research and characters are based on and featured in the film.
||Take Control of Your Financial Life TODAY! Rick Shaffer, a financial expert and real estate attorney, has hosted The Money Show since 1991. Sponsored by Association for Women in Science/ BU Women in Science and Engineering.
||Have More Money $$$ “Financial Rules Of Thumb Workshop”
||“Careers in Communicating Science: Journals, Blogs, Netcasts and Tweets” Vincent Raceniello and Alan Dove
||Career Development Monthly Seminar Series: Building a Resume and Cover Letter for Industry Lauren Celano, MBA CEO Propel Careers
||Personal Qualities and Career Stephen Brady, Ph.D. Director, Mental Health Counseling & Behavioral Medicine
||Networking insights Lauren Celano, MBA CEO Propel Careers
||How to Develop an Elevator Speech Isabel Dominguez, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Hematology/Oncology Section, BUSM
||Negotiating Work and Life Joanne Kamens, PhD , Executive Director, Addgene
||Intellectual Property Patent Primer Michael Pratt, Executive Director, BU Business Development
||Teaching Opportunities for Graduate Students and Postdocs
||Tax Information for International Postdocs
||Refining your Resume for Industry
||Building Your Personal Brand
||Pathways to U.S. Permanent Residence for International Postdocs
||Meet BU Ombuds, Francine Montemurro and learn about the Office of the Ombuds
||Lab Time Management: a Practical Perspective
||National Postdoc Appreciation Ice Cream Social
||Skills for Successful Networking to Advance Your Career
||The Industry Exploration Program (IEP)
||Teaching and Mentoring Opportunities through Biomed Program and CityLab Academy