Professional Development Events

Upcoming Events for  2014

Title:  GMS OPDPA and the Boston Chapter of Spanish Scientists in the USA (ECUSA):  From Spain to Boston A Road to Success
Open to:  All with affinity for Spain
Speakers: Cristina Vazquez Mateo, Ana Elorza Moreno, Isabel Dominguez, Rocio Lopez-Diego, Israel Ruiz
Date:  Friday, November 21, 2014
Location:  Hiebert Lounge  BU School of Medicine Instructional Bldg.
Time:  6:00 – 8:30  PM
Additional Information: The event will be held in English, Spanish appetizers will be served.

Description: This free public event will mark the presentation of ECUSA-Boston, and highlight the power of interdisciplinary cooperation among professionals and other members of the general public interested in science, technology, and innovation who live and work in the Boston area and have affinity for Spain.

Registration is required. Please sign up at: https://ecusabostonnov2014.eventbrite.com.

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Title: GMS OPDPA Career Development Seminar:  Building Skills for Career Success While Still in Academia
Open to:  Graduate Students and Postdocs
Speaker:  Lauren Celano, CEO of Propel Careers
Date:  Monday, December 1, 2014
Location:  L-110  BU School of Medicine Instructional Bldg.
Time:  4:00 – 5:20  PM
Additional Information: Email: yolanta@bu.edu to RSVP.

Description: In this seminar, Lauren Celano, CEO of Propel Careers, will demonstrate how to develop skills and experiences during your Ph.D. or postdoc that are valued by organizations you could work for. Tangible examples will be provided on how to become involved with academic departments, university initiatives, student clubs, academic groups, industry organizations, non-profit organizations, and networking groups to build leadership, management, presentation, communication, networking, and interpersonal skills.  Advice will also be provided on how to identify and structure externship opportunities to build career relevant skills.     

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Title:  GMS OPDPA Postdoc Holiday Party
Open to:  Postdocs and their guests
Date:  Friday, December 5, 2014
Location:  L-109A/B/C  BU School of Medicine Instructional Bldg.
Time:  4:30 – 6:30  PM
Additional Information: Email: yolanta@bu.edu to RSVP.

Description:  Postdoc Holiday Party is your chance to mingle and enjoy being with each other during one of the coolest party of the year.  Highlights include:

Food from Checquers Café

Music

Yankee Swap of gifts under $10

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Title: Be More Productive Without Working Longer Hours
Open to:  Graduate Students and Postdocs
Speaker:  Dora Farkas, Ph.D.
Date:  Thursday, December 11, 2014
Location:  L-201  BU School of Medicine Instructional Bldg.
Time:  12:30 – 2:00 PM
Additional Information: Email: yolanta@bu.edu to RSVP. Lunch will be served.

Description: Do you work long hours, give up time with friends, and still not feel productive enough?

Many graduate students and postdoctoral fellows work to the point of exhaustion for years, but they are not as productive as they would like to be.  It turns out that the work habits that are necessary for success in college are actually counter-productive in a research environment.

In this seminar you will learn how to:

  •  Break habits that make life unnecessarily difficult
  • Relieve stress and prevent burn-outs
  •  Stay motivated and focused
  • Increase productivity without working more hours
  •  Make consistent progress in your research
  •  Get support from your supervisor
  • Create more time for recreation

Speaker’s Bio: Dora Farkas completed her PhD in the De­partment of Biological Engineering at MIT, and worked in the pharmaceutical industry as a Senior Scientist for sev­eral years. Over the last 5 years Dora provided thesis and career coaching to nearly 200 graduate students and postdoc­toral fellows to complete their theses and pursue careers they are passionate about.

For more information, please visit  www.finishyourthesis.com or contact Dora directly at dora@finishyourthesis.com

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Title:  GMS OPDPA Diverse Careers in Science:  A Recent BU Alumni Panel Discussion
Open to:  Graduate Students and Postdocs
Speakers: Rebecca Kusko, Ph.D., Brent Little, Ph.D., Christine Oslowski, Ph.D., Jesus Paez-Cortez, MD/Ph.D.
Date:  Thursday, December 11, 2014
Location:  L-110  BU School of Medicine Instructional Bldg.
Time:  5:00 – 7:30 PM
Additional Information: Email: yolanta@bu.edu to RSVP. Dinner will be served

DescriptionJoin in a panel discussion and learn about the many diverse career paths of our recent BU Alumni Ph.D. in the biological sciences.

Past Events

DATE EVENT
11-17-14 GMS OPDPA Career Development: Job Searching Tips Deep Dive
11-13-14 GMS OPDPA Speaker Series: Scientific Storytelling:  Pitch your Research to the Public & Scientific Peers
11-4-14 What to Expect…. When You Start Graduate School
10-30-14 GMS OPDPA Professional Development Seminar: Future of Research Symposium-Keeping the Conversation Going
10-20-14 GMS OPDPA Career Development Semiar:  Informational Interviewing an Excellent Way to Enhance Your Career Search
10-15-14 GMS OPDPA Speaker Series: Difficult Discussions and Conflict Resolution in the Work Place
10-9-14 GMS OPDPA Professional Development Seminar:  Overview of myIDP
10-6-14 GMS OPDPA Training for the Mentees and Mentors
9-30-14 GMS OPDPA Speaker Series:  Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
9-22-14 GMS OPDPA Career Development Seminar: Networking Deep Dive
9-19-14 GMS OPDPA Speaker Series: Surviving Academia
9-4-14 New Experiential Learning Opportunity:  An Industry Scout Looking for New Technologies
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