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Save the Date Notices:

Date: Monday, April 27, 2015
Title: "How to Succeed Away from the Bench - Alternative Careers for Scientists"
Facilitator: Dr. Kira Gantt - Associate Director of Outreach and Education, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Location: RWCLC Room 1.045



Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Title: "So You Don't Need a Mentor?"
Facilitator: Dr. Kristene L. Henne - Argonne Leadership Institute, Argonne National Laboratories
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Centennial Room
A W.I.S.D.O.M. / WiSci Seminar

Past Events

Thursday January 28, 2015

The Steering Committee for Career Enhancement and Development for Postdoctoral Fellows was pleased to announce its Winter 2015 Career Development Workshop!

The workshop was entitled, "Applying for and Getting Jobs in Academia."
The event consisted of a workshop and panel discussion, followed by a professional mixer. Topics discussed were: Applications, Interviewing, and Negotiating Positions. Panelists included faculty members from RFUMS, DePaul Univeristy, and Lake Forest College.

Friday, August 1, 2014 from Noon to 3:00 PM in RWCLC 1.044

The Steering Committee for Career Enhancement and Development for Postdoctoral Fellows was pleased to announce its Summer 2014 Career Development Workshop!

Susan R. Johnson, MD – University of Iowa presented a workshop entitled, "Thriving Amidst Chaos: Time Management Ideas that Work."

Friday March 28, 2014 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM

The Steering Committee for Career Enhancement and Development for Postdoctoral Fellows was pleased to announce its Spring 2014 Career Development Workshop!

Jessica Reimer, Ph.D. -Marketing Communications Consultant, Northwestern University presented a workshop entitled, "Networking Skills for Scientists."

Wednesday December 4, 2013 from Noon to 4:00 PM

The Steering Committee for Career Enhancement and Development for Postdoctoral Fellows was pleased to announce its Winter 2013 Career Development Workshop!

Elizabeth O'Connor Chandler - Director, Center for Teaching and Learning at University of Chicago's Center for Teaching and Learning, facilitated a workshop entitled, "The Hows and Whys of Teaching Portfolios."


Monday, September 30, 2013 from Noon to 4:30 PM

The Steering Committee for Career Enhancement and Development for Postdoctoral Fellows was pleased to present its Fall 2013 Career Development Workshop.

Dr. Joan Lakoski and Dr. Robert Milner, to presented a workshop on grant writing to our postdocs and graduate students. This half-day workshop included discussion on approaches to F, K01 and other K award proposals.



Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 1:30 to 3:30 PM

The Steering Committee for Career Enhancement and Development for Postdoctoral Fellows was pleased to announce first in a series of presentations on Career Development.

We invited one of the creators of the Science Careers' Individual Development Plan (IDP), Dr. Philip S. Clifford, to present a workshop on career development for people with PhDs in the biomedical sciences. Dr. Clifford's two-hour workshop included topics such as self-assessment, goal setting, and striking productive conversations with mentors that will be applicable across a wide variety of career paths in science.

The workshop was open to all postdoctoral trainees and SGPS students.

Regardless of your ability to attend, Postdocs and SGPS Students are highly encouraged to visit the IDP website: http://myidp.sciencecareers.org/. Also visit http://www.rosalindfranklin.edu/sgps/Home/CareerDevelopment.aspx for more information on SGPS' IDP and the career development program.

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