Professional Development Events

Upcoming Events for  2014

Title:  GMS Diverse Careers in Science Speed Networking Event
In conjunction with:  MASS-AWIS and Cambridge Science Festival

Open to:  Graduate Students and Postdocs
Date:  Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Location:  Hiebert Lounge, 14th Floor, BU School of Medicine Instructional Bldg.
Time:  6:30 – 9:00 pm
Additional Information: Email: yolanta@bu.edu.

Description:  This event is for the scientific community interested in exploring diverse career options in science.  Participants will have the opportunity to interact with 10-15 experienced individuals who will give insight into their chosen professions. The event will be held in a speed networking fashion with participants switching tables every 15 minutes for a total of 5 sessions. Please note this is not a career fair.

Career areas: Consulting, Patent Law, Research & Development, Technology Transfer, Publishing/Medical Writing, Academia, Business Development, Competitive Intelligence, Teaching, Medical Science Liaison, Sales, and Human Resources.

Agenda: 6:30-7:00 pm Registration and refreshments

7:00-7:15 pm Introduction of Evening

7:15-8:30 pm Speed Networking (five 15 min sessions)

8:30-9:00 pm General Networking and Desserts

General Admission $30 • MASS AWIS members $15

BU affiliates free

(valid ID required at event and registration required)

Register here: www.massawis.org/Apr2014event/AltCareerinSci

Register before April 8th for a chance to win a Starbucks gift-card

For more information: email: Yolanta@bu.edu

www.massawis.org www.bumc.bu.edu/gms/ www.cambridgesciencefestival.org

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Title:  GMS Professional Development Seminar:  Personal Qualities and Career
Speaker
:  Stephen Brady, Ph.D.
Open to:  Graduate Students and Postdocs
Date:  Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Location:  L-201, BU School of Medicine Instructional Bldg.
Time:  10:00 – 12:00 pm
Additional Information: Email: yolanta@bu.edu to RSVP.

Description: GMS doctoral students and fellows are invited to participate in a workshop sponsored by Foundations in Biomedical Sciences that will focus on the impact of temperament and personality on graduate education and career goals. Dr. Stephen Brady has led this workshop for the past several years for emerging leaders of the medical school faculty, and we are now offering it through GMS.  In order to participate in the workshop, you must first complete a brief (less than one hour) Personal Qualities Test (the 16 PF) online the week prior to the workshop. The results of the test are then confidentially sent to you, and you will have the opportunity to discuss your personal results in the workshop if you so choose.  Dr. Brady’s workshop will have a special emphasis for doctoral students and fellows, review case examples of how personality type impacts career (e.g. choices between academia and industry), identify factors of emotional intelligence that promote leadership, and help you develop a career plan. This workshop can accommodate 25 students only, so hurry and reserve your seat now!

Speaker’s Bio: I received my B.A. in Sociology from the University of Florida in Gainesville FL, and my M.A. and doctoral degrees from the University of California, Santa Barbara, CA.  I have been a member of the Counselor Education Faculty at Boston University School of Medicine for over 20 years.  For the past 12 years I have served as Director of the Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine Program as well as an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Graduate Medical Sciences. I am the current Chair-Elect of the faculty at Boston University. I am the past Chair of the American Mental Health Counseling Associations Professional Development Committee and past Chair of the APA Counsel on AIDS.   I am an active clinician who primarily counsels gay men.  My research interest has focused on HIV and serious mental disorders where I have led or been part of several federally funded projects. I am currently the Principal Investigator for an NIH R01 study for 2010-2015 examining Motivational Approaches for HIV prevention for mentally ill and homeless adults.

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Title:  GMS OPDPA Career Development Seminar:  Looking Your Best on Paper:  Building a Resume and Cover Letter for Industry
Speaker
:  Lauren Celano, CEO Propel Careers
Open to:  Graduate Students and Postdocs
Date:  Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Location:  L-110, BU School of Medicine Instructional Bldg.
Time:  4:00 – 5:20 P.M.
Additional Information: Email: yolanta@bu.edu to RSVP.

Description:   In this seminar, Lauren Celano, CEO of Propel Careers and GMS Career Advisor will discuss how to highlight your experiences and skills on a resume and cover letter.  The importance of tailoring these documents will be emphasized.  Lauren will provide tips for industry focused format, content, and structure so that your knowledge and expertise is evident.  For individuals transitioning from academia to industry, a technical role to a business oriented role, or transferring from one industry to another, this seminar will discuss how to highlight transferable skills.

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Title:  GMS OPDPA Professional Development Seminar:  Conversation with Sarah Cardozo Duncan on Mentoring
Speaker
:  Sarah Cardozo Duncan
Open to:  Graduate Students and Postdocs
Date:  Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Location:  L-201, BU School of Medicine Instructional Bldg.
Time:  12:30 – 1:50 P.M.
Additional Information: Email: yolanta@bu.edu to RSVP.  Lunch will be served.

Description:  Sharing experiences as a mentor and as a mentee a conversation on lessons learned.  Which tools helped me to be a better mentor an interactive discussion on the tools and skills that will help you to have the best mentoring experience.
The conversation will include:
Shared vision
Setting expectations
Follow up
Commitment

Speaker’s Bio:  Sarah Cardozo Duncan, based in Boston, Massachusetts, is a career strategist with an established national and international client base. Sarah runs her own consulting firm, Career Strategist, and draws upon over twenty years of recruitment and career development experience to help clients define new or existing career paths, or to help them navigate successfully in their current companies. She previously served as president of the Alliance, an umbrella group of women’s associations that collectively claim about 13,000 members in greater Boston. In 2003, Sarah was recognized by Boston Magazine as one of the 100 most powerful women in Boston.

Sarah is an accomplished and highly regarded speaker and workshop leader. She conducts hand-on training and workshops for companies, trade organizations, and associations, who want to help their team develop individual value propositions, navigate internal career building paths, communicate better up, down and with different styles, and deal with uncomfortable conversations including negotiations.

An active networker, Sarah has held leadership positions in many organizations including WEST, Mass Gap, AWIS, South Shore Chamber, The Alliance and and is presently on the board of directors of the NEWISE Club.

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Past Events

DATE 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