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Program Schedule - May 18, 2017

HSEB Alumni Hall, Rm 2100

7:30 - 7:45 AM
 
COFFEE AND REGISTRATION
7:45 - 8:00 AM
 
WELCOME
8:00 - 8:50 AM

 

 

 
ACADEMIA PANEL DISCUSSION 

Timothy Dahlem - University Core

Sophie Caron - Lab

Naina Phadnis - Teacher

Bridget Todd Hughes - Administration

9:00 - 9:50 AM

 

 

 
LAW/POLICY PANEL DISCUSSION

Paul Norton - Workman Nydegger

Hannah Gordon - Policy Work

10:00 - 10:50 AM

 

 

 
CONSULTING PANEL DISCUSSION

Henok Eyob - Boston Consulting Group

Gregory Stoddard - Statistics

Dave Brown - SWCA Environmental Consulting

11:00 - 12:00 PM
 
MINI CAREER FAIR WITH MORNING PANELISTS

Short talk by Francine Mehak

12:00 - 1:00 PM
 
LUNCH - Sandwich buffet
1:00 - 5:50 PM

 

 

 
WRITING AND COMMUNICATION PANEL DISCUSSION

Judith Neugebauer - K-12 science education (bioeyes)

Julie Kiefer - science blogging

2:00 - 2:50 PM

 

 

 
GOVERNMENT/NON-PROFIT PANEL DISCUSSION
Annalisa Vanhook - AAAS
Morgan Lerdahl - Manager, Program Implementation And Engagement, National MS Society
3:00 - 3:50 PM

 

 
INDUSTRY PANEL DISCUSSION

Lara Ionescu Silverman - Director of R&D DiscGenics

Mark Curran - VP Immunology Therapeutic Area, Janssen

Brenda Mann - VP of R&D EyeGate Pharmaceuticals

4:00 - 5:00 PM
 
MINI CAREER FAIR WITH AFTERNOON PANELISTS

Short talk by Francine Mahak

 

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Career Resource Library

The Program Office has a collection of Career Resource books available to check out.  Email bioscience@utah.edu to check for availabilty.

Books about careers in academia:

Bloomfield, Victor A., and Esam E. El-Fakahany. The Chicago Guide to Your Career in Science: A Toolkit for Students and Postdocs. Chicago: U of Chicago, 2008. Print.

Feibelman, Peter J. A Ph. D. Is Not Enough: A Guide to Survival in Science. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1993. Print.

Reis, Richard M. Tomorrow's Professor: Preparing for Academic Careers in Science and Engineering. New York: IEEE, 1997. Print.

 

Books about non-academia careers:

Kreeger, Karen Young. Guide to Nontraditional Careers in Science. Philadelphia, PA: Taylor & Francis, 1999. Print.

Robbins-Roth, Cynthia. Alternative Careers in Science: Leaving the Ivory Tower. San Diego: Academic, 1998. Print.

Sindermann, Carl J., and Thomas K. Sawyer. The Scientist as Consultant: Building New Career Opportunities. New York: Plenum, 1997. Print.

 

Books about career planning and professional development:

Fiske, Peter S., and Peter S. Fiske. Put Your Science to Work: The Take-charge Career Guide for Scientists. Washington, DC: American Geophysical Union, 2001. Print.

Rosen, Stephen, and Celia Paul. Career Renewal: Tools for Scientists and Technical Professionals. San Diego: Academic, 1998. Print.


 Other links

http://careers.utah.edu/

University of Utah Career Services provides many resources for the job search and career planning.  Check out their online resources, including free access to CareerShift, an online service helping you find networking opportunities.

http://myidp.sciencecareers.org/

Science magazine’s “Individual Development Plan” is a free service aimed at helping scientists in career planning. Questionnaires about your skills, interests, and values will match you to careers options and provide links and resources for each career.

https://www.sciencemag.org/careers

Another Science magazine resource with articles on a variety of different science career paths and current science career trends

 

Last Updated: 5/11/17