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Workshop on Preparing for Careers in Industry

Workshop Agenda

Morning Session

Part 1: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Introduction to the kinds of companies and kinds of jobs that are available for scientists.
  • Developing your personal brand: your scientific, business, and social identities.
  • Introduce the 24 core competencies that are valued by industry and critical for being competitive in getting a job and successful in that job.
  • Relating the scientific method to common business practice.

Part 2: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • How to analyze a job ad to identify the business and social skills required.
  • How to map a job description to the SciPhD 24 core competencies.
  • How to combine your self-assessment results, and experience statements to develop a targeted resume.
  • Effective networking, and building your network.
  • Preparation for Interviews.

Afternoon Session

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

SciPhD co-founder Randall Ribaudo will work with the attendees on how to apply the advanced communications skills in initiating conversation with people you don't know, and how to apply those skills effectively in building your network and in interviews.

We will discuss what kinds of questions you can expect, how to manage those questions, and use these new skills to establish favorable impressions with new audiences. During the open session, any other questions or concerns of attendees will be addressed with the group.

This could include strategies for submitting resumes, how to develop your "elevator pitch", and communications etiquette before, during and after the job hunt process.

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Last Modified: August 19, 2013