Professional Development Events

Upcoming Events for  2014

Title: Mentoring Reception: End of the First Round and Next 2014-2015 Mentoring Program
Speakers:  Ayesha Islam, Ph.D., and Cristina Vazquez Mateo, Ph.D.

Open to:  Graduate Students and Postdocs
Date:  Monday, August 25, 2014
Location:  L-109A/B  BU School of Medicine Instructional Bldg.
Time:  5:00-6:00 P.M.
Additional Information: Email: yolanta@bu.edu to RSVP.

DescriptionPlease join us Monday, August 25 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm for Mentoring Reception.  During this reception, we will have a summary of the current mentoring program.  BU Postdocs and graduate students will have an opportunity to sign up for the next mentoring program that will start this October 2014 to June 2015, the Office of Professional Development and Postdoctoral Affairs (OPDPA) would like to give BU Postdocs and Graduate Students the opportunity to participate in small group mentoring circles of 3-5 mentees that will be paired with 1-2 mentors. This will be a forum for career exploration, self-discovery and a safe and confidential space to seek advice and varied perspectives. We hope that groups will get to know one another, become each others advocates and accountability partners. A commitment to attend and participate in at least six monthly sessions will be required (contracts will be signed), as well as setting personal growth and group exploration goals. We will attempt to match individuals based on interest areas. So far, we have recruited mentors from Academics (some with industry funding), Industry Group Leaders, Clinical Research Coordinators and Collaborative Program Managers.

Please email: yolanta@bu.edu to RSVP

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Title: New Experiential Learning Opportunity:  An Industry Scout Looking for New Technologies
Speakers:  Michael Pratt, MBA, Executive Director Boston University Business Development

Open to:  Graduate Students and Postdocs
Date:  Thursday, September 4th, 2014
Location:  L-210  BU School of Medicine Instructional Bldg.
Time:  12:30-2:00 P.M.
Additional Information: Email: yolanta@bu.edu to RSVP. Lunch will be served

DescriptionHave you ever wondered what it would be like to be an industry scout looking for new technologies?  The Office of Technology Development is piloting a new program this fall that will match graduate student/post-doc teams with industry scouts.   The teams will conduct an analysis of a problem statement posed by industry and then present possible solutions back to the industry sponsor.  Mr. Pratt will provide an overview of this experiential learning opportunity and explain how you can get involved.

Bio: Mr. Pratt joined Boston University’s Office of Technology Development in May 2000. He worked in Technology Transfer, responsible for the transfer of technologies from the fields of physical, engineering, and computer sciences, as Director of the Office of Corporate Business Development, responsible for building long term partnerships with a special focus on technology development between Boston University/Boston Medical Center and industry and as Director of Translational Research & Corporate Relations, providing support to faculty that participate in translational research programs through proposal development, implementation of translational research, and facilitating collaboration with industry.  As Executive Director Business Development he leads a team of business development professionals across all technical fields to connect Boston University discoveries with commercial opportunities.

Past Events

DATE EVENT
8/12/14 GMS Career Development Monthly Seminar Series:  Acing the Interview Deep Dive
8/7/14 GMS OPDPA Speaker Series:  How to Ask the Right Questions When Transitioning from Academia to Industry
7-3-14 GMS OPDPA Professional Development:  Lab Time Management:  A Practical Perspective
7-23-14 GMS OPDPA Career Development Seminar:  How to Identify Internships, Externships and Fellowships to Build Experiences Outside of Your Scientific Training
7-8-14 GMS OPDPA Career Seminar:  LinkedIn Deep Dive
7-2-14 GMS Professional Development Seminar:  Presentation for Public Speaking
6-26-14 GMS OPDPA Diverse Careers in Science: A Panel Discussion
6-23-14 GMS OPDPA Professional Development:  Scientific Teams:  Goal Building and Accomplishing Your Mission as a Team Members
6-10-14 GMS OPDPA Career Development Seminar:  Industry Salary Negotiations
5-13-14 GMS OPDPA Professional Development Seminar:  Conversation with Sarah Cardozo Duncan on Mentoring
5-6-14 GMS OPDPA Career Development Seminar:  Looking Your Best on Paper:  Building a Resume and Cover Letter for Industry
4-29-14 GMS Professional Development Seminar:  Personal Qualities and Career
4-22-14 GMS Diverse Careers in Science Speed Networking Event
4-10-14 GMS OPDPA Professional Development Seminar:  Teaching Opportunities at BUSM
4-1-14 GMS OPDPA Career Development Seminar:  Following Up and Maintaining Your Network After You Land a Job
3-25-14 GMS Professional Development Workshop:  Immigration Presentation for International Trainees
3-19-14 GMS Professional Development Seminar:  Enriching Your Mentoring Relationships
3-4-14 GMS Career Seminar:  Becoming a Leader – Cultivating Leadership Skills for Career Advancement
2-19-14 Public Speaking and Presentation Skills
2-12-14 GMS Professional Development Seminar Series:  Research Networking:  Using BU Profiles and ORCID to Advance Your Career
2-4-14 GMS Career Development Career Seminar:  Acing the Interview:  Tips to Excel During an Interview
1-30-14 Career Development Seminar:  Networking Insights 2
1-22-14 GMS Professional Development Seminar:  Overview of myIDP (Individual Development Plan)
12-12-13 GMS OPDPA Diverse Careers in Science:  A Panel Discussion
12-10-13 GMS OPDPA Postdoc & Ph.D. Students Leadership Development Series:  Transition from Individual Contributor to Leader/Manager
12-9-13 GMS OPDPA Career Development Monthly Seminar Series:  Building Your On-Line Personal Brand Using LinkedIn, Blogs, and Other Social Media
11-21-13 MD/PhD Thursday Seminar Series:  Meet Dr. Dan Remick, Chair of the Pathology, Boston University School of Medicine
11-19-13 GMS OPDPA Career Development Monthly Seminar Series:  Informational Interviewing:  An Excellent Way to Enhance Your Career Search
11-14-13 GMS OPDPA Luncheon with Postdocs, Faculty, and Staff
11-13-13 OPDPA Leadership Series:  Becoming a Leader: Cultivating Leadership Skills for Career Advancement
11-5-13 OPDPA Professional Development Series:  Publish or Perish:  Writing a Research Paper
10-29-13 MD/PhD Seminar Series
10-24-13 GMS OPDPA Luncheon Series with Postdocs, Faculty, and Staff:  Elevator Pitch
10-16-13 GMS OPDPA Postdocs & Ph.D. Students Leadership Development Series: Of Science and Strategy Seminar
10-10-13 GMS OPDPA Postdoc Journal Club:  Star Your Own Company
10-7-13 GMS Career Development Monthly Seminar Series:  Job Search Process:  What Companies Look for When Evaluating Talent
9/23/13 GMS Career Development Monthly Seminar Series:  Networking Insights: An Overview of Networking Events and Organizations Useful for Career Searches
9/19/13 GMS National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week Seminar:  Communication Styles
9/18/13 GMS National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week Seminar:  Scientific Storytelling
9/17/13 GMS National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week: Ice Cream Social
8/27/13 GMS Career Development Monthly Seminar Series:  Evaluating Transferable Skills
8/13/13 OPDPA Speaker Series:  Influence Without Authority
7/9/13 GMS Career Development Monthly Seminar Series:  Career Search Strategy:  Identifying Opportunities and Roles
7/1/13 OPA Speaker Series:  The World Beyond Your Bench
6/24/13 GMS Career Development Monthly Seminar Series:  Building a Resume and Cover Letter for Industry Boot Camp
6/18/13 Diverse Careers in Science:  A Boston University Alumni Panel Discussion
5/29/13 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
5/7/13 Scientific Storytelling:  Pitch Your Research to the Public and Scientific Peers
with Rafael E. Luna, Ph.D.
4/25/13 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
4/17/13 IRB 101 for BUMC Graduate Students IRB Submission with Mary-Tara Roth, Director, Clinical Research Resources Office (CRRO).  View video recording of this event.
4/9/13 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
3/21/13 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.,
3/19/13 GMS Office of Postdoctoral Affairs Speaker Series Enriching Your Mentoring Relationships A How-To Workshop for Mentees and Mentors with Joanne Kamens, Ph.D.
3/18/13 Career Development Monthly Seminar Series March Seminar:    Becoming a Leader – Cultivating Leadership Skills for Career Advancement with Lauren Celano, MBA CEO Propel Careers
2/27/13 Engaging Effectively Across Differences: Diversity, Curiosity, and Questions David Joseph, VP of Programs, Public Conversations
2/5/13 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
1/2013 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
1/31/13 Writing a Research Paper: Publish or Perish Department of Physiology and Biophysics Special Topics Students Seminar presented by Olga Gursky
1/23/13 Work/Life Balance Judith Jones, DDS, MPH, DScD, Professor and Chair, Department of General Dentistry, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
12/12/12 From Graduate Training to Green Card Roy J. Watson, Jr. , Watson Law Offices, Bedford, MA
12/4/12 Diverse Careers in Science:  A Panel Discussion Video Recording
12/3/12 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
11/14/12 Selling Yourself: it’s a dirty job but you can do it. Tobe Berkovitz, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Advertising, BU College of Communication
11/12/12 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
11/6/12 Career Development Monthly Seminar Series: Informational Interviewing – An excellent way to enhance your career search Lauren Celano
10/24/12 How to Get Published Elsevier and Mass AWIS invite you to attend a presentation on “How to Get Published”.
10/17/12 Career Development Monthly Seminar Series: Building Your Online Personal Brand: Using blogs, LinkedIn, and other social media tools to build your brand.
10/2/12 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.
9/20/12 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.
9/2012 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.
9/19/12 Have More Money $$$  “Financial Rules Of Thumb Workshop”
9/17/12 “Careers in Communicating Science: Journals, Blogs, Netcasts and Tweets” Vincent Raceniello and Alan Dove
9/12/13 Career Development Monthly Seminar Series: Building a Resume and Cover Letter for Industry Lauren Celano, MBA CEO Propel Careers
9/12/12 Personal Qualities and Career Stephen Brady, Ph.D. Director, Mental Health Counseling & Behavioral Medicine
8/14/12 Networking insights Lauren Celano, MBA CEO Propel Careers
6/12/12 How to Develop an Elevator Speech Isabel Dominguez, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Hematology/Oncology Section, BUSM
5/23/12 Negotiating Work and Life Joanne Kamens, PhD , Executive Director, Addgene
4/17/12 Intellectual Property Patent Primer Michael Pratt, Executive Director, BU Business Development
4/2012 Teaching Opportunities for Graduate Students and Postdocs
3/2012 Tax Information for International Postdocs
2/2012 Refining your Resume for Industry
1/2012 Building Your Personal Brand
12/2011 Pathways to U.S. Permanent Residence for International Postdocs
11/2011 Meet BU Ombuds, Francine Montemurro and learn about the Office of the Ombuds
10/2011 Lab Time Management: a Practical Perspective
9/2011 National Postdoc Appreciation Ice Cream Social
8/2011 Skills for Successful Networking to Advance Your Career
7/2011 The Industry Exploration Program (IEP)
6/2011 Teaching and Mentoring Opportunities through Biomed Program and CityLab Academy