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Preparing for a Career after Your Postdoc (PCAP 2014)


The ASAP board is committed to providing social and professional resources to graduate students and postdocs at BNL. As part of this goal, we are planning to host a two-day career workshop titled “Preparing for a Career After Your Postdoc” that will be presented by the American Chemical Society (ACS).

The 2-day workshop is designed to inform graduate students and postdocs about their career options and how to prepare for them, so that they can receive the relevant knowledge and tools required to pursue their careers, rather than spend months of individual effort seeking the same information.

In addition to the workshop, two expert consultants are made available on a 3rd day for participants to schedule one-on-one resume/CV reviews and mock interviews.

Workshop Presenter

Joel I. Shulman, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Department of Chemistry

  • ACS Fellow
  • ACS Graduate Education Advisory Board (Chair)
  • ACS task Force on Chemistry in the Premedical Curriculum (Chair)
  • Workshop Creator

Web: Personal Website

Topics or Session Information

  • Examining Careers for Ph.D. Scientists
    - Industry, academic, and government jobs
    - The first year on the job
  • Finding Employment Opportunities
    - Networking
    - Strategies for targeting the job market
    - Resumes and interviewing skills
  • Preparing for Academic Positions
    - CV and cover letters
    - Teaching and research proposals
    - Academic interview skills
  • Putting It into Practice
    - Resume reviews
    - One-on-one mock interviews

Sponsors & Co-sponsors

  • Learning and Development Office
  • Director’s Office
  • American Chemical Society

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Last Modified: December 27, 2017